Heart of Darkness: Character studies

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/345323
Title:
Heart of Darkness: Character studies
Authors:
Chantler, Ashley ( 0000-0002-3671-5847 )
Abstract:
This book introduces "Heart of Darkness" through its key characters - an ideal framework for students looking to develop an advanced understanding of the text. Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" (1899) is one of the most important literary works of the early twentieth century. It has provoked much critical debate, on issues such as fin de siecle doubt and pessimism, European colonialism, racism, and misogyny. Engaging with the novel's characters is crucial to understanding its complexity and its critical history.This study includes: an overview of the novel, including an account of its late nineteenth-century context; discussions of the narrative structure and the narrators; chapters analysing in detail the key characters in relation to the text's themes, issues and historical context; engagement with a range of literary criticism and theory; a conclusion reminding students of the potential of detailed character analysis and close critical reading; and, a guide to secondary texts and a comprehensive bibliography. This is an ideal introduction for students wanting to develop an advanced understanding of Joseph Conrad's challenging novel." Character Studies" aims to promote sophisticated literary analysis through the concept of character. It demonstrates the necessity of linking character analysis to texts' themes, issues and ideas, and encourages students to embrace the complexity of literary characters and the texts in which they appear. The series thus fosters close critical reading and evidence-based discussion, as well as an engagement with historical context, and with literary criticism and theory.Designed for first year students, the series builds on the usual knowledge base of students beginning literary study in HE by focusing on the familiar characters but introducing more sophisticated analysis.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Chantler, Ashley. Heart of Darkness: Character studies (London: Continuum, 2008).
Publisher:
Continuum
Publication Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/345323
Additional Links:
http://www.continuumbooks.com
Type:
Book
Language:
en
Description:
This book is not available through Chester Rep.
ISBN:
9780826491749
Appears in Collections:
English

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dc.contributor.authorChantler, Ashleyen
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-25T13:38:38Zen
dc.date.available2015-02-25T13:38:38Zen
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.citationChantler, Ashley. Heart of Darkness: Character studies (London: Continuum, 2008).en
dc.identifier.isbn9780826491749en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/345323en
dc.descriptionThis book is not available through Chester Rep.en
dc.description.abstractThis book introduces "Heart of Darkness" through its key characters - an ideal framework for students looking to develop an advanced understanding of the text. Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" (1899) is one of the most important literary works of the early twentieth century. It has provoked much critical debate, on issues such as fin de siecle doubt and pessimism, European colonialism, racism, and misogyny. Engaging with the novel's characters is crucial to understanding its complexity and its critical history.This study includes: an overview of the novel, including an account of its late nineteenth-century context; discussions of the narrative structure and the narrators; chapters analysing in detail the key characters in relation to the text's themes, issues and historical context; engagement with a range of literary criticism and theory; a conclusion reminding students of the potential of detailed character analysis and close critical reading; and, a guide to secondary texts and a comprehensive bibliography. This is an ideal introduction for students wanting to develop an advanced understanding of Joseph Conrad's challenging novel." Character Studies" aims to promote sophisticated literary analysis through the concept of character. It demonstrates the necessity of linking character analysis to texts' themes, issues and ideas, and encourages students to embrace the complexity of literary characters and the texts in which they appear. The series thus fosters close critical reading and evidence-based discussion, as well as an engagement with historical context, and with literary criticism and theory.Designed for first year students, the series builds on the usual knowledge base of students beginning literary study in HE by focusing on the familiar characters but introducing more sophisticated analysis.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherContinuumen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.continuumbooks.comen
dc.subjectHeart of Darknessen
dc.subjectJoseph Conraden
dc.titleHeart of Darkness: Character studiesen
dc.typeBooken
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
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