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Heart of Darkness and The Congo Diary (Penguin Classics)

Conrad, Joseph Author

9780141441672: Heart of Darkness and The Congo Diary (Penguin Classics)

Joseph Conrad's enduring portrait of the ugliness of colonialism

Heart of Darkness is the thrilling tale of Marlow, a seaman and wanderer recounting his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz. Traveling upriver into the heart of the African continent, he gradually becomes obsessed by this enigmatic, wraith-like figure. Marlow's discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a radical questioning, not only of his own nature and values, but of those that underpin Western civilization itself. This edition also includes Conrad’s Congo Diary, a glossary, and an introduction discussing the author’s experiences of Africa, critical responses, and the novel’s symbolic complexities.
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Penguin inaugurates a series of revised editions of Conrad's finest works, with new introductions

Exploring the workings of consciousness as well as the grim realities of imperialism, Heart of Darkness tells of Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, who journeys into the heart of the African continent to discover how the enigmatic Kurtz has gained power over the local people.

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Hesperus Press, as suggested by their Latin motto, Et remotissima prope, is dedicated to bringing near what is far—far both in space and time. Works by illustrious authors, often unjustly neglected or simply little known in the English–speaking world, are made accessible through a completely fresh editorial approach or new translations. Through these short classic works, which feature forewords by leading contemporary authors, the modern reader will be introduced to the greatest writers of Europe and America. An elegantly designed series of exceptional books.

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Book Description Penguin Classics, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Joseph Conrad's enduring portrait of the ugliness of colonialism Heart of Darkness is the thrilling tale of Marlow, a seaman and wanderer recounting his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz. Traveling upriver into the heart of the African continent, he gradually becomes obsessed by this enigmatic, wraith-like figure. Marlow's discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a radical questioning, not only of his own nature and values, but of those that underpin Western civilization itself. This edition also includes Conrad's Congo Diary , a glossary, and an introduction discussing the author's experiences of Africa, critical responses, and the novel's symbolic complexities. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0141441674

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. A haunting and hugely influential Modernist masterpiece, the Penguin Classics edition of Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness is edited with an introduction by Owen Knowles. Conrad s narrator Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz: dying, insane, and guilty of unspeakable atrocities. Travelling upriver to the heart of the African continent, he gradually becomes obsessed by this enigmatic, wraith-like figure. Marlow s discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a radical questioning, not only of his own nature and values, but also those of western civilisation. The inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola s Oscar-winning film Apocalypse Now , Heart of Darkness is a quintessentially modernist work exploring the limits of human experience and the nightmarish realities of imperialism. Part of a major series of new editions of Conrad s most famous works in Penguin Classics , this volume contains Conrad s Congo Diary , a chronology, further reading, notes, a map of the Congo, a glossary and an introduction discussing the author s experiences in Africa, the narrative and symbolic complexities of Heart of Darkness and critical responses to the novel. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was born in the Ukraine and grew up under Tsarist autocracy. After spending years in the French, and later the British Merchant Navy, Conrad left the sea to devote himself to writing. In 1896 he settled in Kent, where he produced within fifteen years such modern classics as Youth , Heart of Darkness , Lord Jim , Typhoon , Nostromo , The Secret Agent and Under Western Eyes . If you enjoyed Heart of Darkness , you might like E.M. Forster s A Passage to India , also available in Penguin Classics . Seems to reach into the heart of Conrad himself . (Peter Ackroyd). Bookseller Inventory # AAU9780141441672

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. A haunting and hugely influential Modernist masterpiece, the Penguin Classics edition of Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness is edited with an introduction by Owen Knowles. Conrad s narrator Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz: dying, insane, and guilty of unspeakable atrocities. Travelling upriver to the heart of the African continent, he gradually becomes obsessed by this enigmatic, wraith-like figure. Marlow s discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a radical questioning, not only of his own nature and values, but also those of western civilisation. The inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola s Oscar-winning film Apocalypse Now , Heart of Darkness is a quintessentially modernist work exploring the limits of human experience and the nightmarish realities of imperialism. Part of a major series of new editions of Conrad s most famous works in Penguin Classics , this volume contains Conrad s Congo Diary , a chronology, further reading, notes, a map of the Congo, a glossary and an introduction discussing the author s experiences in Africa, the narrative and symbolic complexities of Heart of Darkness and critical responses to the novel. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was born in the Ukraine and grew up under Tsarist autocracy. After spending years in the French, and later the British Merchant Navy, Conrad left the sea to devote himself to writing. In 1896 he settled in Kent, where he produced within fifteen years such modern classics as Youth , Heart of Darkness , Lord Jim , Typhoon , Nostromo , The Secret Agent and Under Western Eyes . If you enjoyed Heart of Darkness , you might like E.M. Forster s A Passage to India , also available in Penguin Classics . Seems to reach into the heart of Conrad himself . (Peter Ackroyd). Bookseller Inventory # AAU9780141441672

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