Heart of Darkness
By (author) Joseph Conrad
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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Book DescriptionSelected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time Introduction by Caryl PhillipsCommentary by H. L. Mencken, E. M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Lionel Trilling, Chinua Achebe, and Philip Gourevitch Originally published in 1902, " Heart of Darkness" remains one of this century s most enduring works of fiction. Written several years after Joseph Conrad s grueling sojourn in the Belgian Congo, the novel is a complex meditation on colonialism, evil, and the thin line between civilization and barbarity. This edition contains selections from Conrad s "Congo Diary" of 1890 the first notes, in effect, for the novel, which was composed at the end of that decade. Virginia Woolf wrote of Conrad: His books are full of moments of vision. They light up a whole character in a flash. . . . He could not write badly, one feels, to save his life. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375753770
(200mm x 130mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author 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)
Heart of Darkness, Paperback (September 2016)
"This is the best Norton Critical Edition yet! All my students are becoming intensely interested in reading Conrad-largely because of this excellent work."-Elise F. Knapp, Western Connecticut State University
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
Victory, Hardback (May 2016)» View all books by Joseph Conrad
This is the first, comprehensive and authoritative critical edition of Conrad's novel Victory: An Island Tale (1915).
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Author Biography - Joseph Conrad
Jospeh Conrad (1957-1924) grew up amid political unrest in Russian-occupied Poland. After twenty years at sea with the French and British merchant navies, he settled in England in 1894. Over the next three decades he revolutionized the English novel with works such as Typhoon (1902), Youth (1902), Nostromo (1904), The Secret Agent (1907), Under Western Eyes (1911), Chance (1913), and Victory (1915). Caryl Phillips is the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction. His novel "A Distant Shore" won the Commonwealth Writers Prize and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. His other awards include the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Phillips is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in New York City."
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