Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad (Paperback)

And Youth

Description

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY TIM BUTCHERThe silence of the jungle is broken only by the ominous sound of drumming. But his decision to hunt down the mysterious Mr Kurtz, an ivory trader who is the subject of sinister rumours, leads him into more than just physical peril.

Product Details

Barcode
9780099511540
Department
Books
Released
1 Jul 2008
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Joseph Conrad
Tim Butcher (Introduction by)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Trafalgar Square
Language
English
Number of Pages
151
Dimensions
203 x 133 x 13mm (136g)

Annotation

The silence of the jungle is broken only by the ominous sound of drumming. Life on the river is brutal and unknown threats lurk in the darkness. Marlow's decision to hunt down the mysterious Mr Kurtz, an ivory trader who is the subject of sinister rumours, leads him into more than just physical peril.

Summary

The silence of the jungle is broken only by the ominous sound of drumming. Life on the river is brutal and unknown threats lurk in the darkness. Marlow’s mission to captain a steamer upriver into the dense interior leads him into conflict with those who inhabit the forest. But his decision to hunt down the mysterious Mr. Kurtz—an ivory trader who is the subject of sinister rumors—leads him into more than just physical peril. The short story Youth, in which Marlow tells of his unlucky experience onboard a ship where the cargo caught fire, is also included.

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Classics
BIC Classification 1
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Voyages and travels; Psychological aspects; Fiction.
Academic Subject 1
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
Dewey Classification
823.912

Author Bio

Jozef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski was born in the Ukraine on 3 December 1857. His parents were Polish and had both died in exile by the time Conrad was eleven. His uncle then became his guardian and looked after him in Krakow until he was sixteen when he went to sea and sailed on French and British ships. He was made British citizen in 1886 and changed his name to Joseph Conrad. In 1889 Conrad visited the Congo and his experiences there inspired Heart of Darkness. In 1894 he published his first novel, Almayer's Folly and went on to write nineteen more as well as many short stories, essays and a memoir. In 1896 he married Jessie George and they later had two sons. Conrad died on 3 August 1924.