Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad (Paperback)

Description

On a boat near the estuary of the Thames, Marlow tells his travelling companions of his reconnaissance expedition for a Belgian trading company to its most remote outpost in central Africa, which brought him on the trail of the elusive Kurtz, a brilliant idealist gone rogue.

Product Details

Barcode
9781847490896
Department
Books
Released
1 Feb 2009
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Joseph Conrad
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Oneworld Classics Ltd
Number of Pages
192
Dimensions
203 x 129 x 13mm (146g)

Summary

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.

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BIC Classification 1
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Readership
General (US: Trade)