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Heart of darkness

Author: Joseph Conrad; Owen Knowles; Robert Hampson
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 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: Psychological fiction
Classic
Diaries
Fiction
dagböcker
Diarios íntimos
Novela
Named Person: Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Conrad; Owen Knowles; Robert Hampson
ISBN: 9780141441672 0141441674
OCLC Number: 423793886
Notes: Originally published, serialized in Blackwood's magazine, in 1899. originally published in book form under the title Youth : a narrative and two other stories (London : W. Blackwood & Sons, 1902). The Congo diary is from 1890.
Description: xlvii, 136 pages : map ; 20 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgement --
Chronology --
Introduction to Heart of darkness --
Introduction to 'The Congo diary' --
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.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Congo diary.
Responsibility: Joseph Conrad ; edited with an introduction and notes by Owen Knowles. The Congo diary / edited with notes by Robert Hampson.

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Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz: dying, insane, and guilty of unspeakable atrocities. Travelling upriver to  Read more...

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