HEART OF DARKNESS

: Conrad (J.)

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136pp., paperback, Reprint, London (1899) 2007

 

Joseph Conrad's literary classic.

Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, travels upriver in the Congo in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz: dying, insane, and guilty of unspeakable atrocities. His discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people makes him question not only of his own nature and values, but those of western civilisation.

This edition includes Conrad's Congo Diary, a chronology, further reading, notes, a map of the Congo, a glossary and an introduction by Owen Knowles.

Joseph Conrad's other major works include Nostromo, Lord JimUnder Western Eyes, The Secret Agent and Typhoon.