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Heart of Darkness

Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. Book - 2012 Adult Book / Fiction / Classic / Conrad, Joseph None on shelf 2 requests on 1 copy Community Rating: 3.3 out of 5

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"Joseph Conrad's enduring portrait of the ugliness of colonialism in a deluxe edition with a gripping cover by 'Hellboy' artist Mike Mignola. 'Heart of Darkness' is the thrilling tale of Marlow, a seaman and wanderer recounting his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz. Traveling upriver into the heart of the African continent, he gradually becomes obsessed by this enigmatic, wraith-like figure. Marlow's discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a radical questioning, not only of his own nature and values, but of those that underpin Western civilization itself."--Publisher description.


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Classic submitted by steveiew on June 28, 2018, 9:19pm Heart of Darkness is a classic novel that details the problems of colonialism. It's the story of Marlow who journeys deep into the heart of the African continent. This book is very detailed and dense, so it takes awhile to get through. It's a good read from a literary sense, but not overly enjoyable in the process.

An absolute favorite of mine submitted by SaraP on July 22, 2020, 4:57pm I read it in high school and a couple times in college. It's been a favorite of mine for thirty years. It has such an interesting discussion of imperialism, capitalism and race. Read it!

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New York : Penguin Books, 2012.
Year Published: 2012
Description: 123 pages ; 22 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book


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