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Heart of Darkness

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'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 ... Show synopsis

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  • Heart of Darkness (W. W. Norton & Company) – Trade paperback (2005)
    by Joseph Conrad, Paul B Armstrong (Editor)

    Heart of Darkness

    Trade paperback, W. W. Norton & Company
    2005
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    4th ed.
    514 pages

    ISBN: 0393926362
    ISBN-13: 9780393926361

    Missing words have been restored and the entire novel has been repunctuated in accordance with Conrad s style. The result is the first published version of Heart of Darkness that allows readers to hear Marlow s voice as Conrad heard it when he wrote the story. "Backgrounds and Contexts" provides readers with a generous collection of maps and photographs that bring the Belgian Congo to life. Textual materials, topically arranged, address nineteenth-century views of imperialism and racism and include autobiographical writings ... Show more

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Reviews of Heart of Darkness

Overall customer rating: 4.667
Helen  E

Heart of Darkness

by Helen E on Mar 7, 2013

Interesting look into Colonial practices of the English in their "out there" where young men went to make a name for themselves, sometimes in brutal ways. Coincidental (?) similarities to "Apocalypse Now " (river trip, native attack, Mr/Col. Kurtz). Enjoyed it greatly!

Danielle

Intriguing look at colonialism

by Danielle on Apr 18, 2007

Joseph Conrad's novella provides readers with a stunning critique of British and Belgian colonialism at the turn of the century. Conrad's vivid language and his descriptions of the "horrors" that Kurtz encounters and causes within the African Congo demonstrate the brutality and amorality of colonialism and imperialism. This book is a must-read for those interested in investigations of "otherness," Africa, and colonialism.

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