Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Pages: 154
ISBN: 9783736800830
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Release: 2018-10-16
Editor: BookRix
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Heart of Darkness is a short novel by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, written as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow's life as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa. The river is "a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths of the land." In the course of his travel in central Africa, Marlow becomes obsessed with Mr. Kurtz. The story is a complex exploration of the attitudes people hold on what constitutes a barbarian versus a civilized society and the attitudes on colonialism and racism that were part and parcel of European imperialism. Originally published as a three-part serial story, in Blackwood's Magazine, the novella Heart of Darkness has been variously published and translated into many languages. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Heart of Darkness one of the hundred best novels in English of the twentieth century.

Heart of Darkness and Selections from The Congo Diary

Heart of Darkness and Selections from The Congo Diary
Author: Joseph Conrad
Pages: 109
ISBN: 9780375753770
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Release: 1999
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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 ivory. Reprint.

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Pages: 72
ISBN: 0486264645
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Release: 1990
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Pages: 144
ISBN: 8171674798
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Release: 1967
Editor: books catalog
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Marlow's journey into the heart of the African continent is riddled with ominous encounters. Delineating the atrocious sufferings of the natives under the insensitive company officials, this masterpiece of the 20th century is a peep into the grim realities of imperialism and the dark interiors of human psyche.

Heart of darkness

Heart of darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Pages: 188
ISBN: 3150091616
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Release: 1984-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

'Heart of Darkness' exposes the tenuous fabric that holds 'civilization' together and the brutal horror at the center of European colonialism. Conrad's crowning achievement recounts Marlow's physical and psychological journey deep into the heart of the Belgian Congo in search of the mysterious trader Kurtz.

Heart of Darkness and Other Tales

Heart of Darkness and Other Tales
Author: Joseph Conrad
Pages: 285
ISBN: STANFORD:36105034402888
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Release: 1990
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Set in an atmosphere of mystery and menace, Joseph Conrad's ÔHeart of Darkness' tells the story of Marlow's journey up the Congo River to meet the remarkable Mr. Kurtz. It reveals Conrad at the height of his powers as a writer of great vividness, intensity, and sophistication. ÔAn Outpost of Progress' is also set in central Africa and offers a fiercely sardonic view of European imperialism. ÔKarain', with its Malaysian setting, questions conventional ideas of the contrasts between races. ÔYouth' is a largely autobiographical account of an ill-fated voyage in which Marlow makes his first appearance. The four tales variously appraise the glamour, folly and rapacity of imperial adventure. Intro. and Notes by Cedric Watts. Biblio. Chronology. Glossary.

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Pages: 168
ISBN: 0451531035
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Release: 2008
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In this pair of literary voyages into the inner self, Conrad wrote two of the most chilling, disturbing, and noteworthy pieces of fiction of the 20th century. "Heart of Darkness" and "The Secret Sharer" encapsulate his literary achievements--and his haunting portrayal of the dark side of man. Revised reissue.

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Pages: 86
ISBN: 141146981X
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Release: 2014-01-30
Editor: SparkNotes
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

When an essay is due and dreaded exams loom, this title offers students what they need to succeed. It provides chapter-by-chapter analysis, explanations of key themes, motifs and symbols, a review quiz, and essay topics. It is suitable for late-night studying and paper writing.

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author: Peter Kuper
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781324005131
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Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Acclaimed cartoonist Peter Kuper delivers a powerful interpretation of this controversial classic. Heart of Darkness has unsettled generations of readers with its haunting portrait of colonialism and brutal exploitation in Africa. Now award-winning illustrator Peter Kuper reimagines Conrad’s masterpiece for a new generation, transforming this dramatic tale of madness, greed, and evil into something visually immersive and profoundly complex. Drawn in pen, black pencil, and ink wash reminiscent of the etchings and lithography of Francisco Goya and Honoré Daumier, Kuper’s Heart of Darkness captures the ominous atmosphere and tempo of Charles Marlow’s journey up the River Congo. Kuper’s images and concise text confront Conrad’s colonial attitudes and systemic racism yet leave room for readers to engage with these issues on their own terms. Longtime admirers of the novella will appreciate Kuper’s innovative interpretations and see Conrad’s opus with fresh eyes, while new readers will discover a brilliant introduction to a canonical work of twentieth- century literature.

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1784875309
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Release: 2019-06-06
Editor: Vintage Classic
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Life on the river is brutal, and unknown threats lurk in the darkness; the silence of the jungle is broken only by the ominous sound of drumming. Marlow's mission to captain a steamer upriver into the dense interior leads him into conflict with the others who haunt the forest. But his decision to hunt down the mysterious Mr. Kurtz, an ivory trader who is the subject of sinister rumors, leads him into more than just physical peril.

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad,Paul B. Armstrong
Pages: 504
ISBN: 0393264866
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Release: 2016-09-02
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"Heart of Darkness follows the story of Charlie Marlow's time working on the Congo River. In his attempts to aid Mr. Kurtz, the chief of the Inner Station, Marlow is confronted with the cruel realities of European imperialism in Africa. This Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1902 English first book publication. The text comes paired with eplanatory footnotes, illustrations and photographs, and an introduction by the editor. "Backgrounds and Contexts" explores the wide range of historical attitudes that influenced the text, including essays on imperialism and the Congo, Nineteenth-Century Attitudes Toward Race, Conrad in the Congo, and The Author on Art and Literature. "Criticism" examines a wide range of critical responses to the novella, which span from Conrad's peers up until the twenty-first century. Essays from Chinua Achebe, Jeremy Hawthorn, Hunt Hawkins, Ian Watts, J. Hillis Miller, and others have been carried over from the previous edition. These classic essays are further supported by new material from Benita Parry, Susan Jones, Richard J. Ruppel, Adriana Cavarero, Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy, Urmila Seshagirl, and Nidesh Lawtoo. The collection of essays on film adaptations of the novella has been completely revised to include essays by Robert L. Carringer, Seymour Chatman, and Pamela Demory. A Chronology and revised Selected Bibliography are also included."--

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Pages: 92
ISBN: 1519144725
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Release: 2015-11-06
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

HEART OF DARKNESS Joseph Conrad (1857 - 1924) 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 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. Central to Conrad's work is the idea that there is little difference between so-called civilized people and those described as savages; Heart of Darkness raises important questions about imperialism and racism. Originally published as a three-part serial story in Blackwood's Magazine, the novella Heart of Darkness has been variously published and translated into many languages. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Heart of Darkness as the sixty-seventh of the hundred best novels in English of the twentieth century.

Heart of Darkness Ed Goonetilleke Third Edition

Heart of Darkness     Ed  Goonetilleke     Third Edition
Author: Joseph Conrad
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781770487475
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Release: 2020-07-21
Editor: Broadview Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The first incarnation of this Broadview edition of Heart of Darkness appeared in 1995, the second in 1999; both were widely acclaimed, and the Goonetilleke Heart of Darkness remained for many years one of Broadview’s best-selling titles. For the third edition the book has been completely revised and updated to take account of the scholarship of the most recent generation. The introduction has been extensively rewritten, and the appendices of contextual materials thoroughly overhauled. The two previous editions of the Goonetilleke Heart of Darkness included a substantial selection of documents on the history of Benin, ranging from excerpts taken from Olaudah Equiano’s eighteenth-century narrative to documents concerning the Benin massacre of 1897. Those documents concerning a neighboring Bantu society were included in large part because of the paucity of known late nineteenth-century documents concerning the Congo by black Africans—or indeed by black observers of any nationality. In place of those Benin-related materials, this new edition includes substantial excerpts from George Washington Williams’s Letter to Leopold II, as well as substantial excerpts from an extraordinary document not included in any other edition of Heart of Darkness (but discussed extensively in two ground-breaking twenty-first century works of scholarship, David Van Reybrouck’s Congo: The Epic History of a People and Maya Jasanoff’s The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World): the autobiography of Disasi Makulo. Makulo grew up near the shore of the Congo River in the 1880s and early 1890s, was enslaved by notorious ivory dealer Tippu Tip, and then was taken under the wing of Henry Morton Stanley. Makulo’s account—substantial excerpts of which are here translated into English for the first time—opens an unprecedented window on life in the equatorial forest of the Congo in the late nineteenth century.

Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer

Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer
Author: Joseph Conrad
Pages: 158
ISBN: 0451520726
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Release: 1950-12
Editor: Signet Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Depicts factory life in Chicago in the first years of the 20th century.

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Author: Joseph Conrad
Pages: 62
ISBN: 9798573571218
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Release: 2020-11-29
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Heart of Darkness (1899) is a novella by Anglo-Polish 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 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.Central to Conrad's work is the idea that there is little difference between so-called civilized people and those described as savages; Heart of Darkness raises important questions about imperialism and racism.Originally published as a three-part serial story in Blackwood's Magazine, the novella Heart of Darkness has been variously published and translated into many languages. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Heart of Darkness as the sixty-seventh of the hundred best novels in English of the twentieth century.

HEART OF DARKNESS

HEART OF DARKNESS
Author: Joseph Conrad
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9788027233977
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Release: 2017-12-06
Editor: e-artnow
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The book tells a story about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa. Marlow, the story's narrator, 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. Central to Conrad's work is the idea that there is little difference between so-called civilized people and those described as savages; Heart of Darkness raises important questions about imperialism and racism. Joseph Conrad acknowledged that Heart of Darkness was in part based on his own experiences during his travels in Africa. In 1890, at the age of 32, he was appointed by a Belgian trading company to serve as the captain of a steamer on the Congo River. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), was a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties. He wrote stories and novels, often with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an indifferent universe. He was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English tragic sensibility into English literature.

A Concordance to Conrad s The Secret Agent

A Concordance to Conrad s The Secret Agent
Author: Todd K. Bender
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781000040173
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Release: 2020-04-27
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published in 1979, this concordance consists of a Verbal Index listing the location of all words used by Conrad, a Word Frequency Table listing number occurrences for each word in his text, and a Field of Reference in which the user can locate in its context a word cited in the Verbal Index. This volume is part of a series which produced verbal indexes, concordances, and related data for all of Conrad’s works.

Karain A Memory

Karain  A Memory
Author: Joseph Conrad
Pages: 39
ISBN: EAN:4064066461751
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Release: 2021-04-11
Editor: Good Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Karain: A Memory" by Joseph Conrad. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction

Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction
Author: Joseph Conrad,A. Michael Matin
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1593081235
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Release: 2008
Editor: Barnes & Noble
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In "Heart of Darkness, Captain Marlowe must wend his way up the African Congo to recover the missing Colonel Kurtz in one of the greatest steamship adventures ever told. As Marlowe's ship Nellie scrapes along the Congo, the voyage into the human soul, like the morass of steaming foliage along the banks, becomes increasingly dark and perilous. In addition to the Marlowe tales "Heart of Darkness and "Youth, this new volume includes Conrad's classic doppelganger tale "The Secret Sharer and the lesser known "Amy Foster." Michael Matin is a professor in the English Department of Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. Includes an Original Map of the Congo.

Heart of Darkness Ed Goonetilleke Second Edition

Heart of Darkness   Ed  Goonetilleke   Second Edition
Author: Joseph Conrad
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781770481404
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Release: 1999-08-16
Editor: Broadview Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.