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Heart of darkness

Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, Inc., [2009]
Series: Dover thrift study edition.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A ferryboat captain in search of a notorious ivory trader ventures into an African jungle, where he discovers a dark side of the human condition. In this burning indictment of colonialism, Joseph Conrad drew upon his own shipboard experiences in the region formerly known as the Belgian Congo. His novella explores the potential for evil that lurks behind the illusion of civilized restraint. No student of modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Named Person: Joseph Conrad
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Conrad
ISBN: 9780486112725 0486112721
OCLC Number: 871068731
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: Dover thrift study edition.
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A ferryboat captain in search of a notorious ivory trader ventures into an African jungle, where he discovers a dark side of the human condition. In this burning indictment of colonialism, Joseph Conrad drew upon his own shipboard experiences in the region formerly known as the Belgian Congo. His novella explores the potential for evil that lurks behind the illusion of civilized restraint. No student of modern fiction can afford to neglect Heart of Darkness or to overlook its narrative and symbolic richness, penetrating character studies, and psychological power. A definitive survey, this Dover Thrift Study Edition offers the novel's complete and unabridged text, plus a comprehensive study guide.Created to help readers gain a thorough understanding of the content and context of Heart of Darkness, the guide includes: - Chapter-by-chapter summaries - Explanations and discussions of the plot - Question-and-answer sections - Conrad biography - List of characters and more.

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