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Heart of Darkness (Paperback)

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On a boat near the estuary of the Thames, Marlow tells his traveling companions of his reconnaissance expedition for a Belgian trading company to its most remote outpost in central Africa. He had been sent to find the elusive Kurtz, a brilliant idealist gone rogue. Marlow's account relates not only the perils he encounters on his quest, but also the deterioration of his state of mind as he is confronted with a world that is hostile and alien. Renowned for its stylistic boldness and dramatic descriptions, this is a stark yet subtle examination of the powers of the subconscious and the workings of Western imperialism. This volume also contains Conrad's "Congo Diary" and "Up-River Book," the journal he kept and notes he took while traveling in Africa.

About the Author

Joseph Conrad (18571924) was a Polish-born English writer and one of the leading figures of the Modernist movement."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781847490896
ISBN-10: 1847490891
Publisher: Oneworld Classics
Publication Date: September 2009
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Oneworld Classics