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Heart of darkness

Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: London : Miller/Strauss, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Conrad's haunting tale of turn-of-the century Africa, Marlow, a sea captain and wanderer and now a colonial trader driven by greed, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the enigmatic Kurtz. Travelling to the heart of the Congo's jungles in the heart of the African continent, he discovers how Kurtz, the deranged chief of a remote trading station, has gained his position of power and
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Conrad
ISBN: 9781492350804 149235080X
OCLC Number: 870310604
Description: 104 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Joseph Conrad.

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In Conrad's haunting tale of turn-of-the century Africa, Marlow, a sea captain and wanderer and now a colonial trader driven by greed, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the enigmatic Kurtz. Travelling to the heart of the Congo's jungles in the heart of the African continent, he discovers how Kurtz, the deranged chief of a remote trading station, has gained his position of power and influence over the local people. Marlow's struggle to fathom his experience involves him in a radical questioning of not only his own nature and values but the nature and values of his society.

"We live as we dream--alone...." HEART OF DARKNESS is a short novel written by Joseph Conrad, presented as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow?s job as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa. This river is described to be ?... a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths of the land.? In the course of his commercial-agent work in Africa, the seaman Marlow becomes obsessed by Mr. Kurtz, an ivory-procurement agent, a man of established notoriety among the natives and the European colonials. The story is a thematic exploration of the savagery-versus-civilization relationship, and of the colonialism and the racism that make imperialism possible.--Amazon.com.

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