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Heart of Darkness (Dover Thrift Editions)

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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.

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Dark allegory of a journey up the Congo River and the narrator's encounter with the mysterious Mr. Kurtz. Masterly blend of adventure, character study, psychological penetration. For many, Conrad's finest, most enigmatic story.

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Dark allegory of a journey up the Congo River and the narrator's encounter with the mysterious Mr. Kurtz. Masterly blend of adventure, character study, psychological penetration. For many, Conrad's finest, most enigmatic story.

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In Conrad's haunting tale, Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the enigmatic Kurtz. Travelling to the heart of the African continent, he discovers how Kurtz has gained his position of power and influence over the local people. Marlow's struggle to fathom his experience involves him in a radical questioning of not only his own nature and values but the nature and values of his society.

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Dover thrift edition. Great value.

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jewelsk1231, May 4, 2011 (view all comments by jewelsk1231)
Joseph Conrad is a genius. What he has done with his characters and experience in Africa was great. Mr. Kurtz disengages himself from the world and becomes a cold, cross, harsh man. THis is something that no other author has quite accomplished such as Conrad. It is a must read fr it is a great literary experience.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486264646
performance Read:
Michael M. Thompson.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Conrad, Joseph
Author:
Conrad
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
Prince Frederick, MD
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
Psychological fiction, English
Subject:
Europeans
Subject:
Adventure stories, English
Subject:
Europeans -- Africa -- Fiction.
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
19900731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.16 lb
Media Run Time:
043000
Age Level:
from 11

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"Synopsis" by ,
Dark allegory of a journey up the Congo River and the narrator's encounter with the mysterious Mr. Kurtz. Masterly blend of adventure, character study, psychological penetration. For many, Conrad's finest, most enigmatic story.
"Synopsis" by ,
Dark allegory of a journey up the Congo River and the narrator's encounter with the mysterious Mr. Kurtz. Masterly blend of adventure, character study, psychological penetration. For many, Conrad's finest, most enigmatic story.

"Synopsis" by , In Conrad's haunting tale, Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the enigmatic Kurtz. Travelling to the heart of the African continent, he discovers how Kurtz has gained his position of power and influence over the local people. Marlow's struggle to fathom his experience involves him in a radical questioning of not only his own nature and values but the nature and values of his society.
"Synopsis" by , Dover thrift edition. Great value.
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