Heart of Darkness (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Autor Joseph Conrad
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 5 apr 2012
'The mind of man is capable of anything - because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future. What was there after all? Joy, fear, sorrow, devotion, rage - who can tell? - but truth - truth stripped of its cloak of time. Let the fool gape and shudder - the man knows, and can look on without a wink'

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. Conrad'sHeart of Darknesshas been considered the most important indictment of the evils of imperialism written to date.
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ISBN-13: 9780143106586
ISBN-10: 0143106589
Pagini: 144
Dimensiuni: 151 x 215 x 10 mm
Greutate: 0.17 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin Classics
Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Joseph Conrad was born in the Ukraine in 1857 and grew up under Tsarist autocracy. In 1874 he travelled to Marseilles, where he served in French merchant vessels before joining a British ship in 1878 as an apprentice. In 1886 he obtained British nationality, before leaving the sea eight years later to devote himself to writing. He published his first novel,Almayer's Folly, in 1895, and produced within fifteen years such astounding works asYouth, Lord Jim, Typhoon, Nostromo, The Secret Agent,Under Western EyesandVictory. He continued to write until his death in 1924.

Lord Jim,NostromoandThe Secret Agentare also published in the Penguin English Library.