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Heart of Darkness - a book by Conrad, Joseph

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness( )
Author: Conrad, Joseph
Series title:Dover Large Print Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-486-41934-3
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Dover Publications, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $9.95
Book Description:

A dark allegorical masterpiece based on the author's own traumatic experiences in the Belgian Congo, recounts the voyage of Marlow up the Congo River in search of the mysterious Mr. Kurtz - a white trader whose domination of the local natives had transformed him into a depraved and abominable tyrant.

Book Details
Pages:160
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Psychological
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9.25 Inches
Book Weight:0.4 Pounds
Author Biography
Conrad, Joseph (Author)
Joseph Conrad is recognized as one of the 20th century's greatest English language novelists.

He was born Jozef Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski on December 3, 1857, in the Polish Ukraine. His father, a writer and translator, was from Polish nobility, but political activity against Russian oppression led to his exile. Conrad was orphaned at a young age and subsequently raised by his uncle.

At 17 he went to sea, an experience that shaped the bleak view of human nature which he expressed in his fiction. In such works as Lord Jim (1900), Youth (1902), and Nostromo (1904), Conrad depicts individuals thrust by circumstances beyond their control into moral and emotional dilemmas. His novel Heart of Darkness (1902), perhaps his best known and most influential work, narrates a literal journey to the center of the African jungle. This novel inspired the acclaimed motion picture Apocalypse Now.

After the publication of his first novel, Almayer's Folly (1895), Conrad gave up the sea. He produced thirteen novels, two volumes of memoirs, and twenty-eight short stories. He died on August 3, 1924, in England.

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