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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, Fiction, Classics, Literary

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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, Fiction, Classics, Literary by Joseph Conrad
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A novella about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa, as told by the story's narrator Marlow. Marlow tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames, London, England. This setting provides the frame for Marlow's story of his obsession with the ivory trader Kurtz, which enables Conrad to create a parallel between London and Africa as places of darkness.

Author Biography

Joseph Conrad (1857 - 1924) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. He joined the British merchant marine in 1878, and was granted British citizenship in 1886. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. He wrote stories and novels, many with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an impassive, inscrutable universe. Conrad is considered an early modernist, though his works still contain elements of 19th-century realism. His narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced numerous authors and many films have been adapted from, or inspired by, his works. Writing in the heyday of the British Empire, Conrad drew on his native Poland's national experiences and his own experiences in the French and British merchant navies, to create short stories and novels that reflect aspects of a European-dominated world-including imperialism and colonialism-and that profoundly explore the human psyche.
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2003
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Wildside Press
Pages
132
Dimensions
151x232x10
ISBN-13
9781592244126
Product ID
2314161

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