Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad (Paperback)

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Description

Renowned for its stylistic boldness and dramatic descriptions, Heart of Darkness is a stark yet subtle examination of the powers of the subconscious and the workings of western imperialism.

Product Details

Barcode
9781847494016
Department
Books
Released
15 Jan 2015
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Joseph Conrad
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Alma Books Ltd
Series
Alma Classics Evergreens
Language
English
Number of Pages
192
Dimensions
198 x 128mm (144g)

Annotation

Renowned for its stylistic boldness and dramatic descriptions, Heart of Darkness is a stark yet subtle examination of the powers of the subconscious and the workings of western imperialism.

Summary

On a boat in the Thames estuary, 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. His 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 to him.

Renowned for its stylistic boldness and dramatic descriptions, Heart of Darkness is a stark yet subtle examination of the powers of the subconscious and the workings of western imperialism.

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Action & Adventure
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Classics
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Action & Adventure
BIC Classification 1
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Dewey Classification
823.912
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was a Polish-born English novelist, whose work, most famously Heart of Darkness, took a cynical view of imperialism when the British Empire was at its apogee.

Review Quotes

Perhaps the most haunting story that human imagination has ever achieved. -- Jorge Luis Borges