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Heart of Darkness

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Heart of Darkness

By Joseph Conrad

Dover Publications, Paperback, 9780486264646, 80pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 1990

Description
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 inhabitatns of the region. Masterly blend of adventure, character development, psychological penetration. Considered by many Conrad's finest, most enigmatic story. Reprint from Youth: A Narrative and Two Other Stories, William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1902.


About the Author
Joseph Conrad (1857 1924) was fluent from birth in French as well as his native Polish. He learned his third language, English, as an adult, and it was in English that he wrote his evocative stories and novels. Conrad drew upon his experiences in the British and French navies to portray the struggles of humanity amid the world's vast indifference."