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Heart of darkness : and, the Congo diary

Author: Joseph Conrad; J H Stape
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2007.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz. Traveling up river to 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Psychological fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Conrad; J H Stape
OCLC Number: 180204358
Description: 136 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Chronology --
Introduction to Heart of Darkness / edited with introduction and notes by Owen Knowles --
Introduction to The Congo Diary / edited with notes by Robert Hampson --
Further reading --
A note on the texts --
Map of the River Congo --
Heart of darkness --
The Congo diary --
Appendix: author's note (1917) --
Notes --
Glossary of nautical terms. Heart of darkness --
Congo Diary.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Heart of darkness ; The Congo diary
Responsibility: Joseph Conrad.

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Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz. Traveling up river to 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 those of Western civilization.

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