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Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer


Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440637237
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 380
In this pair of literary voyages into the inner self, Joseph Conrad has written two of the most chilling, disturbing, and noteworthy pieces of fiction of the twentieth century. Heart of Darkness is a devastating commentary on the corruptibility of humanity. Based on Conrad’s own 1890 trip up the Congo River, the story is told by Marlow, the novelist’s alter ego. It is a journey into darkness and horror—both literally, as the narrator descends into a sinister jungle landscape, and metaphorically, as he encounters the morally depraved Mr. Kurtz. The Secret Sharer is the tale of a young sea captain’s first command as he sails into the Gulf of Siam—and into an encounter with his mysterious “double,” the shadow self of the unconscious mind. Joseph Conrad boldly experimented with the novella and novel forms, filled his writing with the exotic places he himself had traveled, and concerned himself with honor, guilt, moral alienation, and sin. Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer encapsulate his literary achievements—and his haunting portrayal of the dark side of man. With an Introduction by Joyce Carol Oates and an Afterword by Vince Passaro From the Paperback edition.

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Heart of Darkness


Author: Joseph Conrad,Caryl Phillips
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 9780072435139
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 6734

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Heart of Darkness, With, The Congo Diary


Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140186529
Category: Fiction
Page: 166
View: 6117
A group of white men journeys up the Congo River to invade the jungles of the Belgian Congo, in an effort to rob the natives of their irovy.

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Heart of Darkness


Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486264646
Category: Fiction
Page: 72
View: 3041
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 inhabitants of the region. Masterly blend of adventure, character development, psychological penetration. Considered by many Conrad's finest, most enigmatic story.

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Heart of Darkness and Other Tales


Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191582745
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
View: 4937
HEART OF DARKNESS * AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS * KARAIN * YOUTH The finest of all Conrad's tales, 'Heart of Darkness' is set in an atmosphere of mystery and menace, and tells of Marlow's perilous journey up the Congo River to relieve his employer's agent, the renowned and formidable Mr Kurtz. What he sees on his journey, and his eventual encounter with Kurtz, horrify and perplex him, and call into question the very bases of civilization and human nature. Endlessly reinterpreted by critics and adapted for film, radio, and television, the story shows Conrad at his most intense and sophisticated. The other three tales in this volume depict corruption and obsession, and question racial assumptions. Set in the exotic surroundings of Africa, Malaysia. and the east, they variously appraise the glamour, folly, and rapacity of imperial adventure. This revised edition uses the English first edition texts and has a new chronology and bibliography. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Heart of Darkness and the Congo Diary

A Penguin Enriched eBook Classic
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440657599
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 1337
Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz. Traveling up river to the heart of the African continent, he gradually becomes obsessed by this enigmatic, wraith-like figure. A haunting and hugely influential Modernist masterpiece, Heart of Darkness explores the limits of human experience as well as the nightmarish realities of imperialism. Part of a major series of new editions of Conrad's most famous works in Penguin Classics, this Enriched eBook contains Conrad's Congo Diary. Enriched eBook Features Editor Timothy S. Hayes provides the following specially commissioned features for this Enriched eBook Classic: * Filmography * Telling Africa’s Story Today: Recent Films About Africa * Contemporary Reviews of Heart of Darkness * Further Reading * Character Sketches * Diagram of a Typical Congo Steamer, ca. 1890 * Images of the Congo * Enriched eBook Notes The enriched eBook format invites readers to go beyond the pages of these beloved works and gain more insight into the life and times of an author and the period in which the book was originally written for a rich reading experience.

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Heart of Darkness


Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc
ISBN: 9781580495752
Category: Fiction
Page: 76
View: 8226
Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness was first published in 1899 in serial form in London's Blackwood's Magazine. Loosely based on Conrad's firsthand experience in rescuing a company agent from a remote station in the heart of the Congo, the novel is considered a literary bridge between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. With its modern literary approach to questions such as the ambiguous nature of good and evil, the novel foreshadows many of the themes and techniques that define modern literature. This edition includes a glossary and notes to help the modern reader contend with Conrad's complex approach to the human condition.

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Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness


Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0791098257
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 163
View: 6963
Presents a collection of critical essays about Conrad's famous novel, arranged in chronological order of publication.

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Heart of Darkness

Easyread Large Edition
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1425041213
Category: Fiction
Page: 220
View: 8532
It's an unusual, symbolic novella that presents the story of Charlie Marlow who recounts his adventures on the ship. Adorned with vigorous descriptive and eloquent style, its motifs are quite grave and thought-provoking e.g. colonists' exploitation of natives and the symbolic struggle between good and evil. This magnificent masterpiece is absolutely worth-reading!

Heart of Darkness (AmazonClassics Edition)


Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781978100459
Category:
Page: 74
View: 3176
Heart of Darkness (1899) is a novella by Polish-British novelist Joseph Conrad, about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa, by the story's narrator Charles Marlow. Marlow tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames, London, England.

    • Literary Criticism

Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

A Casebook
Author: Gene M. Moore
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195303695
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 279
View: 4053
Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad's fictional account of a journey up the Congo river in 1890, raises important questions about colonialism and narrative theory. This casebook contains materials relevant to a deeper understanding of the origins and reception of this controversial text, including Conrad's own story "An Outpost of Progress," together with a little-known memoir by one of Conrad's oldest English friends, a brief history of the Congo Free State by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and a parody of Conrad by Max Beerbohm. A wide range of theoretical approaches are also represented, examining Conrad's text in terms of cultural, historical, textual, stylistic, narratological, post-colonial, feminist, and reader-response criticism. The volume concludes with an interview in which Conrad compares his adventures on the Congo with Mark Twain's experiences as a Mississippi pilot.

    • Foreign Language Study

Level 5: Heart of Darkness


Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 1447957199
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 104
View: 2835
Classic / British English Resting one night on a boat on the River Thames, Charlie Marlow tells his friends about his experiences as a steamboat captain on the River Congo. There, in the heart of Africa, his search for the extraordinary Mr Kurtz caused him to question his own nature and values – and the nature and values of his society.

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Heart of Darkness - Second Edition


Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781551113074
Category: Fiction
Page: 258
View: 3836
The story of Marlow travelling upriver in central Africa to find Kurtz, an ivory agent as consumed by the horror of human life as he is by physical illness, has long been considered a classic, and continues to be widely read and studied. This edition, edited by one of the leading figures in ‘the Conrad controversy,’ includes an introduction and explanatory notes, as well as a fascinating variety of contemporary documents that help to set this extraordinary work in the context of the period from which it emerged. The introduction and bibliography have been updated, and two new appendices have been added; the second of these is a selection of Alice Harris’s extraordinary but little-known photographs documenting the horrors of colonialism in turn-of-the-century Congo.

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Heart of Darkness and Other Stories


Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Collector's Library
ISBN: 9781904919865
Category: Fiction
Page: 376
View: 6084
Heart of Darkness is a short and vividly brutal account of colonial enterprise that has as much in common with the jaded Evelyn Waugh of Black Mischief as it does with any of Conrad's direct contemporaries in the late nineteenth century. It is accompanied in this volume by the tales with which it has been published since 1902, the autobiographical short story "Youth," and the less personal but more substantial tale of an old man's fall from fortune, "The End of the Tether." Though these stories differ considerably in style and content from his later novels, much of his reputation rests upon the words contained in this volume.

    • Literary Criticism

Heart of Darkness

The Imperialist Unconscious
Author: Gary Adelman
Publisher: Boston : Twayne
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 116
View: 4088
Discusses the historical background, and critical reception of Joseph Conrad's novel and analyzes its symbolism

    • Fiction

Heart of Darkness


Author: Matt Kish
Publisher: Tin House Books
ISBN: 1935639676
Category: Fiction
Page: 132
View: 5899
Following his massive--and massively successful--Moby Dick in Pictures, artist Matt Kish has set himself upon an equally impressive, and no less harrowing, task: illustrating each page of Joseph Conrad's masterpiece, Heart of Darkness. Kish’s rich, imaginative drawings and paintings mirror Conrad’s original text and serve to illuminate Marlow’s journey into the heart of the Congo, and into the depths of the human soul. Heart of Darkness is a text ripe for analysis and argument, formally and thematically; it explores matters of imperialism, racism, gender, and the duality of human nature. Kish’s illustrations add another layer, and another voice in the conversation. Heart of Darkness is an essential edition for fans and students of Conrad’s work, but is, above all, a piece of art all its own. Kish’s introduction lends context to his approach, details his relationship and struggle with Conrad’s work, and illuminates his own creative process. An index in the rear of the book catalogs the sentences and phrases that inspired each of the one hundred original pieces of art.

    • Fiction

Heart of Darkness


Author: Conrad, Joseph
Publisher: Aegitas
ISBN: 1772468576
Category: Fiction
Page: 89
View: 737
Heart of Darkness is a novella (published in 1902) by Joseph Conrad. Before publication, it appeared in a three-part series in Blackwood's Magazine (1899). This highly symbolic story is actually a story within a story, or frame tale, following a man named Charlie Marlow as he recounts his adventure to a group of men on a ship at dusk and continuing into the evening. It details an incident earlier in Marlow's life, a journey on what readers can assume is the Congo River (although the name of the country Marlow is visiting is never specified in the text) to investigate the work of Kurtz, a Belgian ivory trader in the Congo Free State.

Youth

a narrative, and two other stories
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 375
View: 3237
also contains Heart of Darkness and The End of the Tether.

Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness


Author: Mohit Kumar Ray
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788126904716
Category:
Page: 208
View: 851
Hastily Written In Pencil And Serialized In Blackwood S Magazine In 1899 As The Heart Of Darkness , And Later Published In Book Form In 1902, As Heart Of Darkness, The Sibylline Charm Of The Novel Has Established It As One Of The Most Important Canonical Texts Of British Literature. Critics Have Seen The Book As An Angry Document On Absurd And Brutal Exploitation (Guerard), Probably The Greatest Short Novel In English (Karl), An Annunciation Of The Savage God (Cox), An Adventure Story, An Early Instance Of Modern Fiction, An Existential Novel, And An Early Specimen Of New Historicism. The Novel Turns On A Double Paradox (Hillis Miller), And Addresses Itself Simultaneously To Europe S Exploitation Of Africa, The Primeval Human Situation, An Archaic Aspect Of The Mind S Structure And A Condition Of Moral Baseness (Parry). But At The Same Time The Novel Has Elicited An Angry Reaction From Chinua Achebe Who Calls Conrad, A Bloody Racist. The Present Study, One In The Series Of Atlantic Critical Studies, Attempts To Make A Close Reading Of The Novel, And Examines Its Various Aspects With Lucidity And Profundity, Never Losing, However, The Touch With The Reality Of The Academic Needs Of The Students Of English Literature.

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Heart of Darkness Thrift Study Edition


Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486112721
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
View: 8657
Includes the unabridged text of Conrad's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.