This edition of Heart of Darkness provides depth and context for students, with the complete novel in an easy-to-read format, and a detailed introduction and bespoke glossary written by a teacher with academic expertise in the area. Explore the contemporary context, Conrad’s writing, the novel’s critical reception, and subsequent interpretations for a deeper reading of the text. Expand your further reading with a list of key articles and critical and theoretical texts. Improve your understanding of the novel with unfamiliar concepts and culturally-specific terms defined in the glossary.
Polish-born Joseph Conrad is regarded as a highly influential author, and his works are seen as a precursor to modernist literature. His often tragic insight into the human condition in novels such as Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent is unrivaled by his contemporaries.
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