Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness
A Routledge Study Guide
Routledge – 2007 – 160 pages
Series: Routledge Guides to Literature
Joseph Conrad’s novella, Heart of Darkness, has fascinated critics and readers alike, engaging them in highly controversial debate as it deals with fundamental issues of good and evil, civilisation, race, love and heroism. This classic tale transcends the boundaries of time and place and has inspired famous film and television adaptations emphasising the cultural significance and continued relevance of the book.
This guide to Conrad’s captivating novel offers:
Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Heart of Darkness and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Conrad's text.
Introduction 1: Texts and Contexts 2: Critical History 3: Critical Readings 4: Adaptations 5: Further Reading and Web Resources Index
D.C.R.A. Goonetilleke is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. He is a well-established and recognized critic of twentieth century and post-colonial literature and his books include Developing Countries in British Fiction, Images of the Raj, Joseph Conrad: Beyond Culture and Background and Salman Rushdie.