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Heart of darkness : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism

Author: Joseph Conrad; Robert Kimbrough
Publisher: New York, Norton [1972, ©1971]
Series: A Norton critical edition; Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : RevView all editions and formats
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Marlow tells his friends of an experience in the British Congo where he once ran a river steamer for a trading company. He tells of the ivory traders' cruel exploitation of the natives there. Chief among these is a greedy and treacherous European named Kurtz, who has used savagery to obtain semi-divine power over the natives. While Marlow tries to get Kurtz back down the river, Kurtz tries to justify his actions,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Parables
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924.
Heart of darkness.
New York, Norton [1972, ©1971]
(OCoLC)892036164
Named Person: Joseph Conrad
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Conrad; Robert Kimbrough
ISBN: 0393043479 9780393043471 0393097730 9780393097733
OCLC Number: 413757
Description: xii, 267 pages illustrations 22 cm.
Series Title: A Norton critical edition; Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: Joseph Conrad ; edited by Robert Kimbrough.

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Marlow tells his friends of an experience in the British Congo where he once ran a river steamer for a trading company. He tells of the ivory traders' cruel exploitation of the natives there. Chief among these is a greedy and treacherous European named Kurtz, who has used savagery to obtain semi-divine power over the natives. While Marlow tries to get Kurtz back down the river, Kurtz tries to justify his actions, asserting that he has seen into the very heart of things. --publisher.

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