Heart Of Darkness: Collins Classics

Author: Joseph Conrad
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  • : $9.99(AUD)
  • : 9780008195663
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : William Collins
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  • : June 2016
  • : 19.70 cmmm X 13.00 cmmm
  • : United Kingdom
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  • : Joseph Conrad
  • : Collins Classics Ser.
  • : Paperback
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  • : English
  • : 823.912
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  • : 128
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Description

Heart of DarknessBy Joseph ConradHeart of Darkness (1899) is a novella by Polish-English novelist Joseph Conrad about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State in the heart of Africa.[1] Charles Marlow, the narrator, tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames. This setting provides the frame for Marlow's story of his obsession with the ivory trader Kurtz, which enables Conrad to create a parallel between what Conrad calls "the greatest town on earth", London, and Africa as places of darkness.[2]

Author description

Polish-born Joseph Conrad is regarded as a highly influential author, and his works are seen as a precursor to modernist literature. His often tragic insight into the human condition in novels such as Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent is unrivalled by his contemporaries.