Heart of Darkness and Other Works

Heart of Darkness and Other Works

by Joseph Conrad


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First serialized in Blackwood's Magazine in 1899, "Heart of Darkness" is the story of steamboat captain Charlie Marlow's voyage into the primitive interior of the Congo of Africa. As a manager of a Belgian ivory company, Marlow travels up the Congo River to meet Kurtz, an agent of the ivory company. Deep in the interior of Africa Marlow finds Kurtz living among the savage natives who revere him as a God. While neither a critical nor financial success during Conrad's lifetime, "Heart of Darkness" has since become Conrad's most famous work, one of the most analyzed works in the history of literature. In "Heart of Darkness", the Polish born Conrad has crafted an intense psychological drama that deals with the very nature of good and evil. Sharp contrast is drawn by Conrad between the "civilized" world of continental Europe and the "uncivilized" world of the interior of Africa, in a mysteriously ambiguous narrative that presents the reader with an inquisitive commentary of the evil savagery that lies at the heart of human existence. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and includes the following additional shorter works: "An Outpost of Progress," "Youth," "The Nigger of the 'Narcissus'," "Amy Foster," "Falk: A Reminiscence," "Typhoon," "The End of the Tether," "The Duel," "The Secret Sharer," and "The Shadow-Line."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420953107
Publisher: Neeland Media
Publication date: 05/20/2016
Pages: 638
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.41(d)

About the Author

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) grew up amid political unrest in Russian-occupied Poland. After twenty years at sea with the French and British merchant navies, he settled in England in 1894. Over the next three decades he revolutionized the English novel with books such as Typhoon, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, and especially Heart of Darkness, his best-known and most influential work.

Date of Birth:

December 3, 1857

Date of Death:

August 3, 1924

Place of Birth:

Berdiczew, Podolia, Russia

Place of Death:

Bishopsbourne, Kent, England


Tutored in Switzerland. Self-taught in classical literature. Attended maritime school in Marseilles, France

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