Heart of Darkness and the Complete Congo Diary

Author(s): Joseph Conrad


On a boat in the Thames estuary, Marlow tells his travelling companions of his reconnaissance expedition for a Belgian trading company to its most remote outpost in central Africa, which brought him on the trail of the elusive Kurtz, a brilliant idealist gone rogue. His account relates not only the perils he encounters on his quest, but also the deterioration of his state of mind as he is confronted with a world that is hostile and alien to him.

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Considered one of the greatest prose stylists, Joseph Conrad(1857 - 1924) chose to write in English instead of his native Polish. His work, drawn from his own adventurous experiences, is seen as a forerunner of literary modernism.

General Fields

  • : 9781847494016
  • : Alma Books Ltd
  • : Alma Classics
  • : January 2015
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2015
  • : books

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  • : Joseph Conrad
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 823.912
  • : 192