Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad


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“I try and read this every year and I discover something new every time I read it. It's modern and captures man's rapacious attitude towards the planet and our fellow beings. This book took some criticism during early revisionism of Colonialism. It stands out now asking questions of all of Humankind. Joseph Conrad has created a remarkable beautiful novel in his third language, genius.”
Heart of Darkness
Review by Patrick Neale

‘Heart of Darkness’ has been considered for most of this century as a literary classic, and also as a powerful indictment of the evils of imperialism. Conrad’s narrator encounters at the end of the story a man named Kurtz, dying, insane, and guilty of unspeakable atrocities.

ISBN: 9780241956809 Category:


‘Hunters for gold or pursuers of fame, they all had gone out on that stream, bearing the sword, and often the torch, messengers of the might within the land, bearers of a spark from the sacred fire.’

Marlow, a seaman, tells of a journey up the Congo. His goal is the troubled European and ivory trader Kurtz. Worshipped and feared by invaders as well as natives, Kurtz has become a godlike figure, his presence pervading the jungle like a thick, obscuring mist. As his boat labours further upstream, closer and closer to Kurtz’s extraordinary and terrible domain, so Marlow finds his faith in himself and civilization crumbling.

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Weight 0.067 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 11.1 × 0.6 cm












823.912 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K

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