Heart of Darkness: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Joseph ConradHeart of Darkness: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

byJoseph ConradIntroduction byAdam HochschildAfterword byMaya Jasanoff

Paperback | August 28, 2012

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Joseph Conrad's enduring portrait of the ugliness of colonialism in a deluxe edition with a gripping cover by Hellboy artist Mike Mignola

Heart of Darkness is the thrilling tale of Marlow, a seaman and wanderer recounting his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz. Traveling upriver into 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 of those that underpin Western civilization itself.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Joseph Conrad (originally Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) was born in the Ukraine in 1857 and grew up under Tsarist autocracy. 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. He continued t...
Title:Heart of Darkness: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.3 × 5.6 × 0.4 inPublished:August 28, 2012Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143106589

ISBN - 13:9780143106586

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from worth the read This book is worth the read, Conrads views on imperialism and hypocrisy is clear - suppression for the sake of civilization. Its not the type of book you have to look deeply into, all the symbolism is right on the surface.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A superb novella that nevertheless feels like it cannot be appreciated by a mere first read Having only read it once, I cannot say that I feel I got much out of it. Everything feels buried deep inside and I suspect that I will need to go back to it time and time again in order to savour its entire narrative and complexities.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expected much more I thought I was in for a classic literary experience, but was disappointed to a degree.
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A classic I was a huge fan of the movie Apocalypse Now but I had trouble really getting into this one. Nevertheless, I'd still recommend it.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic really enjoyed this - great book
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic My boyfriend and I read this book aloud to each other while we were traveling. Great story and writing.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting It's really hard to describe this story, but it is important to understand the historical context before reading it.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing novel I just love this story, and how it draws you right in and you take the journey into the literal and metaphorical heart of darkness. This story was the genesis for the movie Apocalypse Now.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book if you can get past the racism Who are we when stripped bare of our sophisticated cultures and increasingly advanced technologies? This is what Conrad examines... and what he finds is the horror, the horror! that is the Heart of Darkness. Is it wrong to use Africans as a foil to show the savageness that underlies the hearts of men? Yes, yes I think it is. But Conrad's point is worth noting anyway.
Date published: 2013-02-20