Conrad and the Idea of Empire

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The chapter discusses Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness' and the 'idea of empire' in relation to contemporary work in 'Blackwood's Magazine', Henry Morton Stanley's 'In Darkest Africa', William Booth's 'In Darkest England'. It argues that Conrad subverts the tropes of imperialist discourse in 'Heart of Darkness'.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Nineteenth-Century Novel
Subtitle of host publicationA Critical Reader
EditorsSteven Regan
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Joseph Conrad
  • 'Heart of Darkness'
  • Blackwood's Magazine
  • Henry Morton Stanley
  • In Darkest Africa
  • William Booth
  • In Darkest England
  • Edward Said
  • imperial discourse
  • the idea of empire

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