Author(s): Simmons Allan
Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" is a key text in the development of modernism and one of the most important literary works of the early twentieth century. This guide provides an introduction to reading this work and includes sections on its contexts, language and style, critical reception and literary and film adaptations.
Allan Simmons is Senior Lecturer in English at St. Mary's College, University of Surrey, UK. He is General Editor of The Conradian (Rodopi).
1. Contexts; 2. Language, Style and Form; 3. Reading Heart of Darkness; 4. Critical Reception and Publishing History; 5. Adaptation, interpretation and influence; 6. Guide to Further Reading; Index.