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Author: Joseph Conrad; Owen Knowles; Robert Hampson
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2007.
Series: Penguin classics.
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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: Electronic books
Psychological fiction
Diaries
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924.
Heart of darkness.
London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2007
(OCoLC)423793886
Named Person: Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Conrad; Owen Knowles; Robert Hampson
ISBN: 014190044X 9780141900445
OCLC Number: 805378396
Notes: Description based on print version record.
First published, serialized in Blackwood's magazine, in 1899. First 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: 1 online resource (xlvii, 136 p.) : map.
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. 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. This edition contains Conrad's Congo Diary of 1890--the first notes, in effect, for the novel that was composed at the end of the decade.

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