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    DescriptionJoseph Conrad's enduring portrait of the ugliness of colonialism in a deluxe edition with a gripping cover by "Hellboy" artist Mike Mignola"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.

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    Heart of Darkness
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    By (author) Joseph Conrad
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9780143106586
    ISBN 10: 0143106589

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    LC classification: PR6005.O4 H4 2012
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    28 August 2012
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    Joseph Conrad (originally Jozef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) was born in the Ukraine in 1857 and grew up under Tsarist autocracy. His parents, ardent Polish patriots, died when he was a child, following their exile for anti-Russian activities, and he came under the protection of his tradition-conscious uncle, Thaddeus Bobrowski, who watched over him for the next twenty-five years. In 1874 Bobrowski conceded to his nephew's passionate desire to go to sea, and Conrad travelled to Marseilles, where he served in French merchant vessels before joining a British ship in 1878 as an apprentice. In 1886 he obtained British nationality and his Master's certificate in the British Merchant Service. Eight years later he left the sea to devote himself to writing, publishing his first novel, "Almayer's Folly," in 1895. The following year he married Jessie George and eventually settled in Kent, where he produced within fifteen years such modern classics as "Youth," "Heart of Darkness," "Lord Jim," "Typhoon," "Nostromo," "The Secret Agent" and "Under Western Eyes." He continued to write until his death in 1924. Today Conrad is generally regarded as one of the greatest writers of fiction in English--his third language. He once described himself as being concerned 'with the ideal value of things, events and people'; in the Preface to "The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' "he defined his task as 'by the power of the written word ... before all, to make you see'. Adam Hochschild is the author of seven books, including "King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa" and "Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves." He teaches narrative writing at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California at Berkeley. Timothy S. Hayes is an Instructor of English at Auburn University in Alabama. His research interests include narrative theory and the novel, particularly the works of Robert Louis Stevenson and Joseph Conrad. Mike Mignola is an award-winning artist and writer. He is the creator of "Hellboy," which has been adapted into two feature films by Guillermo del Toro. He lives in Los Angeles, California.