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Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

Reflects the savage repressions carried out in the Congo by the Belgians in one of the largest acts of genocide committed up to that time.

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ISBN 9780141441672
Barcode 9780141441672
Published 6 February 2008 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Conrad, Joseph
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Edited by Hampson, Robert
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ISBN-13 9780141441672
ISBN-10 0141441674
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Classics
Publication Date 6 February 2008
International Publication Date 2 August 2007
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Conrad, Joseph
Series edited by Stape, J. H.
Edited by Hampson, Robert
Edited by Knowles, Owen
Series Penguin Classics
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 145g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Europeans - Africa, Congo River - Discovery and exploration, Africa, Congo River
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code 151302

Description of this Book

Heart of Darkness has been considered for most of this century as a literary classic, and also as a powerful indictment of the evils of imperialism. It reflects the savage repressions carried out in the Congo by the Belgians in one of the largest acts of genocide committed up to that time. Conrad's narrator encounters at the end of the story a man named Kurtz, dying, insane, and guilty of unspeakable atrocities. First appearing as a three-part series in Blackwood's Magazine in 1899, it was soon after published as a novella, in 1902 in the volume Youth: A Narrative ; and Two Other Stories .

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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.

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