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The heart of darkness

Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: London : Everyman, 1995.
Series: The Everyman library
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charles Marlow's journey into the heart of Africa is an odyssey into corruption, absurdity, and folly. He sees rapacious Europeans exploiting the Africans and conspiring against each other. He voyages upstream on a paddle-streamer that comes under lethal attack. He encounters the great idealist, Mr. Kurtz, the genius who seems to represent the best of Europe. But Mr. Kurtz has 'taken a high seat among the devils  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Conrad
ISBN: 0460874772 9780460874779
OCLC Number: 60309488
Description: xl, 131 p. ; 20 cm.
Series Title: The Everyman library
Responsibility: Joseph Conrad.

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Charles Marlow's journey into the heart of Africa is an odyssey into corruption, absurdity, and folly. He sees rapacious Europeans exploiting the Africans and conspiring against each other. He voyages upstream on a paddle-streamer that comes under lethal attack. He encounters the great idealist, Mr. Kurtz, the genius who seems to represent the best of Europe. But Mr. Kurtz has 'taken a high seat among the devils of the land' and Marlow returns to Europe bearing the burden of appalling knowledge, forced to make his 'choice of nightmares'. -- Back cover.

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