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Heart of Darkness - a book by Conrad, Joseph

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness( )
Author: Conrad, Joseph
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $5.99
Book Description:

"They had behind them, to my mind, the terrific suggestiveness of words heard in dreams, of phrases spoken in nightmares."Conrad's turn of the century novel, "Heart of Darkness", has been ranked by the Modern Library as one of the top 100 novels of the twentieth century. His themes powerfully explore the accepted imperialistic attitudes of the time, pivoting civilization against and savagery and exposing the rampant racism prevalent in 19th century colonialism. Since its first...
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Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Literary
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.25 x 8 x 0.36 Inches
Book Weight:0.49 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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