9780486264646

Heart of Darkness

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486264646

  • ISBN10:

    0486264645

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1990-07-01
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

Dark allegory describes the narrator's journey up the Congo River and his meeting with, and fascination by, Mr. Kurtz, a mysterious personage who dominates the unruly inhabitants of the region. Masterly blend of adventure, character development, psychological penetration. Considered by many Conrad's finest, most enigmatic story.

Author Biography

Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) was fluent from birth in French as well as his native Polish. He learned his third language, English, as an adult, and it was in English that he wrote his evocative stories and novels. Conrad drew upon his experiences in the British and French navies to portray the struggles of humanity amid the world's vast indifference.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Heart of Darknessp. 1
Introductionp. 93
Notesp. 99
The Congo Diaryp. 101
Notesp. 111
Up-river Bookp. 113
Notesp. 135
Biographical notep. 137
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