Colonialism in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, 1st Edition

  • Claudia Johnson
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  • ISBN-10: 073776564X
  • ISBN-13: 9780737765649
  • DDC: 823.912
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 161 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released May 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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This volume of Social Issues in Literature examines Joseph Conrad's life and writings, with a specific look at key ideas related to Heart of Darkness. The text discusses a variety of topics, including the evil pettiness behind colonial bureaucracy; facing colonialism's racial divide; the relationship between Victorian ethics, new science, and colonialism; and modern views of colonialism, including colonialism in North African countries and multinational corporate abuse in India.

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