Appendix 3: A Mini-Casebook on Heart of Darkness

General Guides/Introductions to Conrad’s Novella

Heart of Darkness (Peter Cash). An excellent 17-page booklet on the main theme of HD. (English Association, Leicester)

A Guide to Heart of Darkness (Allen Kromer) from Signet (Penguin) 25 pages.

Bookdrum: Heart of Darkness (Gordon Knox). Contains useful background ideas, historical contexts, maps, illustrations, and glossary.

A BBC In Our Time podcast on Heart of Darkness from 2007 (45 minutes).

Readings for Research Essay Topic 1

Is Heart of Darkness a racist work? You should start with a good definition of racism to help structure your essay.

Suggested length: 1,500 words

Readings for Research Essay Topic 2

Imperialism in Heart of Darkness. Start with a good definition of both imperialism and colonialism.

Suggested length: 1,500 words

Readings for Research Essay Topic 3

The Position of Women in Heart of Darkness.

Suggested length: 1,500 words

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