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Heart of darkness

Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: London : Penguin, 1994.
Series: Penguin popular classics
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The tale concerns the journey of the narrator (Marlow) up the Congo River on behalf of a Belgian trading company. Far upriver, he encounters the mysterious Kurtz, an ivory trader who exercises an almost godlike sawy over the inhabitants of the region. Both repelled and fascinated by the man, Marlow is brought face to face with the corruption and despair that Conrad saw at the heart of human existence.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Conrad
OCLC Number: 505271263
Description: 111 pages.
Series Title: Penguin popular classics
Responsibility: Joseph Conrad.

Abstract:

The tale concerns the journey of the narrator (Marlow) up the Congo River on behalf of a Belgian trading company. Far upriver, he encounters the mysterious Kurtz, an ivory trader who exercises an almost godlike sawy over the inhabitants of the region. Both repelled and fascinated by the man, Marlow is brought face to face with the corruption and despair that Conrad saw at the heart of human existence.

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