Heart of Darkness (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback – Unabridged, July 1, 1990
by Joseph Conrad (Author), Stanley Appelbaum (Editor)
- New Book
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.
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.
Series: Dover Thrift Editions
Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications; 1 edition (July 1, 1990)
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.2 x 8.2 inches
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Just the right copy for my teen daughters summer assigned reading. Thank you.