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Heart of Darkness: (Starbooks Classics Editions) (Paperback)

Heart of Darkness: (Starbooks Classics Editions) Cover Image
By Akira Graphics (Illustrator), Joseph Conrad
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"We live as we dream--alone...."
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness (1899) is a short novel by Joseph Conrad, written as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow's life as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa. The river is "a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths of the land." In the course of his travel in central Africa, Marlow becomes obsessed with Mr. Kurtz.

The story is a complex exploration of the attitudes people hold on what constitutes a barbarian versus a civilized society and the attitudes on colonialism and racism that were part and parcel of European imperialism. Originally published as a three-part serial story, in Blackwood's Magazine, the novella Heart of Darkness has been variously published and translated into many languages. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Heart of Darkness as the sixty-seventh of the hundred best novels in English of the twentieth century.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781497471887
ISBN-10: 1497471885
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: March 28th, 2014
Pages: 94
Language: English