- Amazon Students Members Get an Extra 10% Off Selected Books Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
- Save 10% on Books for Schools offered by Amazon.co.uk when you purchase 10 or more of the same book. Here's how (terms and conditions apply) Enter code SCHOOLS2016 at checkout. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
Heart of Darkness and Other Tales n/e (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback – 8 May 2008
Save an extra 10% with Amazon Student*
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
"I believe my students will find the introductory material as useful as I did when I studied this edition."--Ann L. Haehl, University of Kansas --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Cedric Watts is an authority on Conrad and the author of numerous books and articles on Conrad including Joseph Conrad: A Literary Life (1989), A Preface to Conrad (2nd edn 1993), and Joseph Conrad (1994). For OWC he has edited Typhoon and Other Tales and other Conrad books for other publishers, most recently Lord Jim for Broadview Press.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
There are lines in Conrad's work which are as condensed and ripe with meaning as the very best poetry. He can condense nineteen hundred years of Christian civilisation into barely a quarter of a page: 'I take it, no fool ever made a bargain for his soul with the devil: the fool is too much of a fool, or the devil too much of a devil-I don't know which. Or you may be such a thunderingly exalted creature as to be altogether deaf and blind to anything but heavenly sights and sounds. Then the earth for you is only a standing place-and whether to be like this is your loss or your gain I won't pretend to say.'
In Kurtz, Conrad produced a character who will live forever in English literature, and deserves to.
Conrad was the first truly modern writer of fiction. All the more remarkable in that English was, I believe, neither his first or his second language, but his third. Incidentally, the reader may safely ignore the occasional accusation levelled at 'Heart of Darkness' and Conrad that it and he is essentially racist. Nonsense.
My Oxford World's Classics imprint includes 'An Outpost of Progress', 'Karain', and 'Youth'.Read more ›
There are two films based on this book ("Heart of Darkness" and "Apocalypse Now") but neither of them manages to depict the feeling Conrad manages to put down here.
The first story "Outpost of Progress" is very interesting, and also very short, but has a very good twist at the end and in general complements "Heart of Darkness" well.
"Karian" has a much slower pace then the others, but is very descriptive and once again the story's development is very good.
"Youth" to is a very good story, and in this edition, also complements "Heart of Darkness" in that it introduces Marlow and his friends.
Finally, "Heart of Darkness" is rightfully one of Conrad's most famous stories, as the suspense and menace that is built up through the story makes it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a well book at a really good price. I am very happy with this purchase. Very happy !Published on 30 April 2014 by Chris