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    DescriptionIn Conrad's haunting tale, Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the enigmatic Kurtz. Traveling to the heart of the African continent, he discovers how Kurtz has gained his position of power and influence over the local people. Marlow's struggle to fathom his experience involves him in a radical questioning of not only his own nature and values but the nature and values of his society.


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    Title
    Heart of Darkness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joseph Conrad
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 80
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 68 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486264646
    ISBN 10: 0486264645
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC20: 823.912
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    Libri: B-085
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Libri: B-232
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    DC22: 823/.912
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    LC classification: PR6005.O4H, PR6005.O4 H4 1990
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    18 March 1991
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    Although Polish by birth, Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) is regarded as one of the greatest writers in English, and "Heart of Darkness, " first published in 1902, is considered by many his "most famous, finest, and most enigmatic story."--"Encyclopaedia Britannica." The tale concerns the journey of the narrator (Marlow) up the Congo River on behalf of a Belgian trading company. Far upriver, he encounters the mysterious Kurtz, an ivory trader who exercises an almost godlike sway over the inhabitants of the region. Both repelled and fascinated by the man, Marlow is brought face to face with the corruption and despair that Conrad saw at the heart of human existence. In its combination of narrative and symbolic power, masterly character study and acute psychological penetration, "Heart of Darkness" ranks as a landmark of modern fiction. It is a book no serious student of literature can afford to miss.