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Heart of Darkness (Large Print) (Dover Large Print Classics)

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Although Polish by birth, Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) is regarded as one of the greatest writers in English, and Heart of Darkness, first published in 1902, is considered by many his "most famous, finest, and most enigmatic story."—Encyclopaedia Britannica. The tale concerns the journey of the narrator (Marlow) up the Congo River on behalf of a Belgian trading company. Far upriver, he encounters the mysterious Kurtz, an ivory trader who exercises an almost godlike sway over the inhabitants of the region. Both repelled and fascinated by the man, Marlow is brought face to face with the corruption and despair that Conrad saw at the heart of human existence.

In its combination of narrative and symbolic power, masterly character study and acute psychological penetration, Heart of Darkness ranks as a landmark of modern fiction. It is a book no serious student of literature can afford to miss.

Synopsis:

A dark allegorical masterpiece based on the author's own traumatic experiences in the Belgian Congo, recounts the voyage of Marlow up the Congo River in search of the mysterious Mr. Kurtz--a white trader whose domination of the local natives had transformed him into a depraved and abominable tyrant. Large print format.

Synopsis:

A dark allegorical masterpiece based on the author's own traumatic experiences in the Belgian Congo, recounts the voyage of Marlow up the Congo River in search of the mysterious Mr. Kurtz — a white trader whose domination of the local natives had transformed him into a depraved and abominable tyrant. Large print format.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486419343
Author:
Conrad, Joseph
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Suffering
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
Degeneration
Subject:
Europeans
Subject:
Trading posts
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Large Print:
Yes
Series:
Dover large print classics
Series Volume:
2551
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 in 0.47 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A dark allegorical masterpiece based on the author's own traumatic experiences in the Belgian Congo, recounts the voyage of Marlow up the Congo River in search of the mysterious Mr. Kurtz--a white trader whose domination of the local natives had transformed him into a depraved and abominable tyrant. Large print format.
"Synopsis" by ,
A dark allegorical masterpiece based on the author's own traumatic experiences in the Belgian Congo, recounts the voyage of Marlow up the Congo River in search of the mysterious Mr. Kurtz — a white trader whose domination of the local natives had transformed him into a depraved and abominable tyrant. Large print format.
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