Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

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On a boat in the Thames estuary, Marlow tells his travelling companions of his reconnaissance expedition for a Belgian trading company to its most remote outpost in central Africa, which brought him on the trail of the elusive Kurtz, a brilliant idealist gone rogue. His account relates not only the perils he encounters on his quest, but also the deterioration of his state of mind as he is confronted with a world that is hostile and alien to him.

Renowned for its stylistic boldness and dramatic descriptions, Heart of Darkness is a stark yet subtle examination of the powers of the subconscious and the workings of western imperialism.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 10.16mm | 144g
  • Alma Classics
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847494013
  • 9781847494016
  • 39,475

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Perhaps the most haunting story that human imagination has ever achieved. -- Jorge Luis Borges
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About Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was a Polish-born English novelist, whose work, most famously Heart of Darkness, took a cynical view of imperialism when the British Empire was at its apogee.
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2 14% (49,670)
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