Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad (Paperback)

Description

Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz: dying, insane, and guilty of unspeakable atrocities. Travelling upriver to the heart of the African continent, he gradually becomes obsessed by this enigmatic, wraith-like figure.

Product Details

Barcode
9780141441672
Department
Books
Released
1 Dec 2007
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Joseph Conrad
Owen Knowles (Editor)
Robert Hampson (Editor)
Owen Knowles (Introduction by)
J. H. Stape (Editor)
J. H. Stape (Series Editor)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Group USA
Series
Penguin Classics
Language
English
Number of Pages
136
Dimensions
203 x 127 x 13mm (136g)

Annotation

A group of white men journeys up the Congo River to invade the jungles of the Belgian Congo, in an effort to rob the natives of their ivory.

Summary

Joseph Conrad's enduring portrait of the ugliness of colonialism

Heart of Darkness is the thrilling tale of Marlow, a seaman and wanderer recounting his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz. Traveling upriver into the heart of the African continent, he gradually becomes obsessed by this enigmatic, wraith-like figure. Marlow's discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a radical questioning, not only of his own nature and values, but of those that underpin Western civilization itself. This edition also includes Conrad’s Congo Diary, a glossary, and an introduction discussing the author’s experiences of Africa, critical responses, and the novel’s symbolic complexities.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Classics
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Literary
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Europeans - Africa
Library Subject 2
Congo River - Discovery and exploration
Academic Subject 1
19Th Century English Literature
Academic Subject 2
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
Dewey Classification
823/.912

Author Bio

Joseph Conrad's major works (all published by Penguin Classics) include Heart of Darkness, Nostromo, Lord Jim,Under Western Eyes, The Secret Agent and Typhoon.