Heart of Darkness: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Paperback | August 28, 2012

byJoseph ConradIntroduction byAdam HochschildIllustratorMike Mignola

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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.

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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 MignolaHeart 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 hear...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.5 × 5.7 × 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 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