Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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How can I write an Introduction to an essay on Heart of Darkness that includes author information and the novel's context?

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In an Introduction to an academic essay at the postgraduate level, you will provide general background and specific information about your topic in a space that is generally 5 to 7 percent of your total essay. The general information will tell the broader academic area that your topic is part of, in the case of Heart of Darkness it's English literature, and the specific information will tell the field or branch of the broader academic area, in this case Victorian colonial literature. Also, you will...

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