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Description - Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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'The reaches opened before us and closed behind, as if the forest had stepped leisurely across the water to bar the way for our return. We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness.'

At the peak of European Imperialism, steamboat captain Charles Marlow travels deep into the African Congo on his way to relieve the elusive Mr Kurtz, an ivory trader renowned for his fearsome reputation. On his journey into the unknown Marlow takes a terrifying trip into his own subconscious, overwhelmed by his menacing, perilous and horrifying surroundings.

The landscape and the people he meets force him to reflect on human nature and society, and in turn Conrad writes revealingly about the dangers of imperialism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780007368624
ISBN-10: 0007368623
Format: Paperback / softback
(178mm x 111mm x 9mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: William Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 8-Jul-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Joseph Conrad

Polish-born Joseph Conrad is regarded as a highly influential author, and his works are seen as a precursor to modernist literature. His often tragic insight into the human condition in novels such as Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent is unrivalled by his contemporaries.

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