Heart of Darkness

Editorial Apparatus

Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, first published serially in 1899 and then in book form in 1902, explores with unparalleled intensity the enormity of European imperialism in Africa. A prescient instance of what would become the literary movement known as modernism, the novella also experiments with frame narration and features a complex, highly figurative style. This edition of Heart of Darkness sets out to provide a rich, nuanced understanding of Conrad’s engagement with, among other things, empire, key literary precursors, contemporary scientific developments in biology and thermodynamics, and life at sea. Led by Cannon Schmitt (U Toronto), the team of annotators includes eminent Conradians Christopher GoGwilt (Fordham), Allen MacDuffie (Texas), and Richard Niland (Strathclyde).

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February 2016

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