Heart Of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Genre : Fiction
Editor : BookRix
Release : 2018-10-16
ISBN-13 : 9783736800830
Hardcover : 154 Pages


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Heart of Darkness is a short novel by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, written as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow's life as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa. The river is "a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths of the land." In the course of his travel in central Africa, Marlow becomes obsessed with Mr. Kurtz. The story is a complex exploration of the attitudes people hold on what constitutes a barbarian versus a civilized society and the attitudes on colonialism and racism that were part and parcel of European imperialism. Originally published as a three-part serial story, in Blackwood's Magazine, the novella Heart of Darkness has been variously published and translated into many languages. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Heart of Darkness one of the hundred best novels in English of the twentieth century.

Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2008
ISBN-13 : 9780791098257
Hardcover : 163 Pages


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Presents a collection of critical essays about Conrad's famous novel, arranged in chronological order of publication.

Heart Of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Genre : Fiction
Editor : Courier Corporation
Release : 1990
ISBN-13 : 0486264645
Hardcover : 72 Pages


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Dark allegory describes the narrator's journey up the Congo River and his meeting with, and fascination by, Mr. Kurtz, a mysterious personage who dominates the unruly inhabitants of the region. Masterly blend of adventure, character development, psychological penetration. Considered by many Conrad's finest, most enigmatic story.

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Release : 2020-03-25
ISBN-13 : 9798630673701
Hardcover : 128 Pages


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Heart of Darkness, a novel by Joseph Conrad, was originally a three-part series in Blackwood's Magazine in 1899. It is a story within a story, following a character named Charlie Marlow, who recounts his adventure to a group of men onboard an anchored ship. The story told is of his early life as a ferry boat captain. Although his job was to transport ivory downriver, Charlie develops an interest in investing an ivory procurement agent, Kurtz, who is employed by the government. Preceded by his reputation as a brilliant emissary of progress, Kurtz has now established himself as a god among the natives in "one of the darkest places on earth." Marlow suspects something else of Kurtz: he has gone mad.A reflection on corruptive European colonialism and a journey into the nightmare psyche of one of the corrupted, Heart of Darkness is considered one of the most influential works ever written.

Genre : Fiction
Editor : Wordsworth Editions
Release : 1995
ISBN-13 : 1853262404
Hardcover : 219 Pages


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Generally regarded as the pre-eminent work of Conrad's shorter fiction, 'Heart of Darkness' is a chilling tale of horror which, as the author intended, is capable of many interpretations.

Genre : Literary Criticism
Editor : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2004
ISBN-13 : 9780195159967
Hardcover : 279 Pages


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Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad's fictional account of a journey up the Congo river in 1890, raises important questions about colonialism and narrative theory. This casebook contains materials relevant to a deeper understanding of the origins and reception of this controversial text, including Conrad's own story "An Outpost of Progress," together with a little-known memoir by one of Conrad's oldest English friends, a brief history of the Congo Free State by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and a parody of Conrad by Max Beerbohm. A wide range of theoretical approaches are also represented, examining Conrad's text in terms of cultural, historical, textual, stylistic, narratological, post-colonial, feminist, and reader-response criticism. The volume concludes with an interview in which Conrad compares his adventures on the Congo with Mark Twain's experiences as a Mississippi pilot.

Genre : Literary Criticism
Editor : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2002
ISBN-13 : 0192801724
Hardcover : 225 Pages


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HEART OF DARKNESS*AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS*KARAIN*YOUTHThe finest of all Conrad's tales, 'Heart of Darkness' is set in an atmosphere of mystery and menace, and tells of Marlow's perilous journey up the Congo River to relieve his employer's agent, the renowned and formidable Mr Kurtz. What he sees on his journey, and his eventual encounter with Kurtz,horrify and perplex him, and call into question the very bases of civilization and human nature. Endlessly reinterpreted by critics and adapted for film, radio, and television, the story shows Conrad at his most intense and sophisticated.The other three tales in this volume depict corruption and obsession, and question racial assumptions. Set in the exotic surroundings of Africa, Malaysia. and the east, they variously appraise the glamour, folly, and rapacity of imperial adventure. This revised edition uses the English firstedition texts and has a new chronology and bibliography.

Genre : Fiction
Editor : Penguin
Release : 1995
ISBN-13 : 0140186522
Hardcover : 166 Pages


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A group of white men journeys up the Congo River to invade the jungles of the Belgian Congo, in an effort to rob the natives of their irovy.

Genre : Africa
Editor : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN-13 : 9781438117102
Hardcover : 121 Pages


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Discusses the writing of Heart of darkness by Joseph Conrad. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author.

Genre : Fiction
Editor : Diversion Books
Release : 2016-05-24
ISBN-13 : 9781682306444
Hardcover : Pages


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Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. Published in 1899, Joseph Conrad’s novella is a stark portrayal of the monstrous nature of colonialism. It is the thrilling journey of the narrator, Marlow, up the Congo River in search of an infamous ivory trader named Kurtz. Finding the man, however, fosters a fascination in Marlow that borders on obsession. After seeing Kurtz’s god-like influence over the inhabitants of the region, Marlow is both disgusted and drawn to his horrible power. As he learns how Kurtz has gained and maintains his power over the local people, he not only questions his own values, but those of Western civilization as a whole. This glowing example of character study and psychological depth is a can’t-miss for bibliophiles. For more classic titles like this, visit www.diversionbooks.com/ebooks/diversion-classics