Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Heart of Darkness
By Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness

By (author) See other recent books by Joseph Conrad
Series edited by J. H. Stape See other recent books by J. H. Stape
Edited by Robert Hampson See other recent books by Robert Hampson
Format: Paperback
SAVE
$2.40

Normal Price: $14.99
Your Price: $12.59 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.40! (16% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.63 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Book Description

A haunting and hugely influential Modernist masterpiece, the "Penguin Classics" edition of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" is edited with an introduction by Owen Knowles. Conrad's narrator Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz: dying, insane, and guilty of unspeakable atrocities. Travelling upriver 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 also those of western civilisation. The inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola's Oscar-winning film "Apocalypse Now", "Heart of Darkness" is a quintessentially modernist work exploring the limits of human experience and the nightmarish realities of imperialism. Part of a major series of new editions of Conrad's most famous works in "Penguin Classics", this volume contains Conrad's "Congo Diary", a chronology, further reading, notes, a map of the Congo, a glossary and an introduction discussing the author's experiences in Africa, the narrative and symbolic complexities of "Heart of Darkness" and critical responses to the novel. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was born in the Ukraine and grew up under Tsarist autocracy. After spending years in the French, and later the British Merchant Navy, Conrad left the sea to devote himself to writing. In 1896 he settled in Kent, where he produced within fifteen years such modern classics as "Youth", "Heart of Darkness", "Lord Jim", "Typhoon", "Nostromo", "The Secret Agent" and "Under Western Eyes". If you enjoyed "Heart of Darkness", you might like E.M. Forster's "A Passage to India", also available in "Penguin Classics". "Seems to reach into the heart of Conrad himself". (Peter Ackroyd).

Buy Heart of Darkness book by Joseph Conrad from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780141441672
ISBN-10: 0141441674
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 11mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Customers who bought this also bought...


Books By Author Joseph Conrad

Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad Secret Agent, Paperback (October 2016)

"[A] masterly study of the inner workings of the disordered minds whose aim is destruction, violence, and the overturning of law and order by means of bombs."-The Observer (1907)

Lingard Trilogy by Joseph Conrad Lingard Trilogy, Paperback (September 2016)

Contains the novels: Almayer's Folly, An Outcast of the Islands and The Rescue With an introduction by Robert Hampson

Secret Agent (TV Tie In) by Joseph Conrad Secret Agent (TV Tie In), Paperback (July 2016)

London, 1886 and Mr Adolf Verloc runs a sex shop in the heart of Soho. Verloc also works for the Russian embassy, spying on a group of London anarchists. Verloc is assigned a mission: Blow up the Greenwich Observatory and make it look like a terrorist attack. Should he fail, Verloc's real identity as a spy will be exposed to his vicious comrades.

Victory by Joseph Conrad Victory, Hardback (May 2016)

This is the first, comprehensive and authoritative critical edition of Conrad's novel Victory: An Island Tale (1915).

» View all books by Joseph Conrad

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Heart of Darkness book by Joseph Conrad and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad was born in the Ukraine in 1857 and grew up under Tsarist autocracy. In 1874 Conrad travelled to Marseilles, where he served in French merchant vessels before joining a British ship in 1878 as an apprentice. In 1886 he obtained British nationality. Eight years later he left the sea to devote himself to writing, publishing his first novel, Almayer's Folly, in 1895. The following year he settled in Kent, where he produced within fifteen years such modern classics as Youth, Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Typhoon, Nostromo, The Secret Agent and Under Western Eyes. He continued to write until his death in 1924.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Joseph Conrad close
Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
Lingard Trilogy by Joseph Conrad
Secret Agent (TV Tie In) by Joseph Conrad
Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
Victory by Joseph Conrad
Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness/Herz der Finsternis by Joseph Conrad
Typhoon by Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Selected Letters of Joseph Conrad by Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Victory by Joseph Conrad
Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
To-Morrow by Joseph Conrad
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad the Dover Reader by Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness and the Complete Congo Diary by Joseph Conrad
Victory by Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Secret Sharer and Other Stories by Joseph Conrad
»
Recent books by J. H. Stape close
Victory by J. H. Stape
New Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad by J. H. Stape
New Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad by J. H. Stape
Joseph Conrad: Contemporary Reviews 4 Volume Hardback Set by J. H. Stape
Tales of Unrest by J. H. Stape
Lord Jim by J. H. Stape
Last Essays by J. H. Stape
Personal Record by J. H. Stape
Nostromo by J. H. Stape
Lord Jim by J. H. Stape
Heart of Darkness by J. H. Stape
Secret Agent by J. H. Stape
Typhoon and Other Stories by J. H. Stape
Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad: Volume 7, 1920-1922 by J. H. Stape
Notes on Life and Letters by J. H. Stape
»
Recent books by Robert Hampson close
Parade's End by Robert Hampson
Nature of a Crime by Robert Hampson
Conrad's Secrets by Robert Hampson
King Solomon's Mines by Robert Hampson
Heart of Darkness by Robert Hampson
Poetry Wars by Robert Hampson
Nostromo by Robert Hampson
Victory by Robert Hampson
Joseph Conrad by Robert Hampson
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close