Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad (Paperback)

Product Details

Barcode
9780486475677
Department
Books
Released
1 Jul 2009
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Joseph Conrad
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Dover Pubns
Edition
Edition
Series
Dover Thrift Study Editions
Language
English
Number of Pages
132
Dimensions
210 x 133 x 13mm (136g)

Annotation

Includes the unabridged text of Conrad's novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, and historical background.

Summary

  • A ferryboat captain in search of a notorious ivory trader ventures into an African jungle, where he discovers a dark side of the human condition. In this burning indictment of colonialism, Joseph Conrad drew upon his own shipboard experiences in the region formerly known as the Belgian Congo. His novella explores the potential for evil that lurks behind the illusion of civilized restraint.
    No student of modern fiction can afford to neglect Heart of Darkness or to overlook its narrative and symbolic richness, penetrating character studies, and psychological power. A definitive survey, this Dover Thrift Study Edition offers the novel's complete and unabridged text, plus a comprehensive study guide.Created to help readers gain a thorough understanding of the content and context of Heart of Darkness, the guide includes:
    &; Chapter-by-chapter summaries
    &; Explanations and discussions of the plot
    &; Question-and-answer sections
    &; Conrad biography
    &; List of characters and more

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Study Guides
BISAC Subject 1
Study Aids / Study Guides
BIC Classification 1
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Europeans; Africa; Fiction.
Library Subject 2
Trading posts; Fiction.
Library Subject 3
Degeneration; Fiction.
Dewey Classification
823/.912

Author Bio

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.