9781593080211

Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

  • ISBN 13:

    9781593080211

  • ISBN 10:

    1593080212

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/01/2003
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics

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Summary

One of the most haunting stories ever written,Joseph Conrad'sHeart of Darknessfollows Marlow, a riverboat captain, on a voyage into the African Congo at the height of European colonialism. Astounded by the brutal depravity he witnesses, Marlow becomes obsessed with meeting Kurtz, a famously idealistic and able man stationed farther along the river. What he finally discovers, however, is a horror beyond imagining. Heart of Darkness is widely regarded as a masterpiece for its vivid study of human nature and the greed and ruthlessness of imperialism. This collection also includes three of Conrad's finest short stories: "Youth," the author's largely autobiographical tale of a young man's ill-fated sea voyage, in which Marlow makes his first appearance, "The Secret Sharer," and "Amy Forster." Features a map of the Congo Free State.

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