Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Heart of Darkness is a book that fascinates, which leads you to the adventure that will track with bated breath. Perhaps this is one of the best - known books of Joseph Conrad, because the film version and implemented by Francis Ford Coppola, the difference is that the action takes place in space, not on Earth. This is a short novel, which tells the story of an ambitious and adventurous sailor named Marlow. He was employed by the English trading company and sent to African colony. His task was to visit commercial stops along the river, where traded with local ivory, so walks into the continent. During the journey Marlow learns about a man named Kurtz, whose station is among the most - distant, and is the most - into the jungle. The more approaching this stop, ever - often heard his name until he learns that Kurtz has lost his mind and performed horrific atrocities. The sense of impending danger grows, Marlow increasingly felt that something will happen, but keep going, hoping to find Kurtz, but when - then it is, it turns out that he was in horrible condition. He was put on board the boat, but it seems that will not survive the trip. With him on the boat laden significant amount of ivory. Kurtz began to feel increasingly - bad, and only one word sums up the reason for his condition, and he continues to repeat it, drifting is: "The horror! The horror! " This is a story of adventure, which takes us into the heart of a continent in which the main occupation of the ivory trade, and subsequently kills the white man went there as an emissary, but turned into a tyrant.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 5.08mm | 181.44g
  • Createspace
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 150754118X
  • 9781507541180

About Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad was born 1857 in the Ukraine. His full name was Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski. Joseph Conrad was a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. He was granted British nationality in 1886, but always considered himself a Pole. Joseph Conrad did not begin to learn English until he was twenty-one years old. When Conrad was quite young, his father was exiled to Siberia on suspicion of plotting against the Russian government. After the death of the boy's mother, Conrad's father sent him to his mother's brother in Krakow to be educated, and Conrad never again saw his father. He traveled to Marseilles when he was seventeen and spent the next twenty years as a sailor. He signed on to an English ship in 1878, and eight years later he became a British subject. He took command of a steamship in the Belgian Congo in 1890, and his experiences in the Congo came to provide the outline for Heart of Darkness."show more

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