Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author : Joseph Conrad
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Total Pages : 72
Release : 1990
ISBN 10 : 0486264645
ISBN 13 : 9780486264646
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness Book Description:

Dark allegory describes the narrator's journey up the Congo River and his meeting with, and fascination by, Mr. Kurtz, a mysterious personage who dominates the unruly inhabitants of the region. Masterly blend of adventure, character development, psychological penetration. Considered by many Conrad's finest, most enigmatic story.

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author : Joseph Conrad
Publisher :
Total Pages : 231
Release : 1963
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105002584451
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness Book Description:

In Conrad's haunting tale, Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the enigmatic Kurtz. Travelling to the heart of the African continent, he discovers how Kurtz has gained his position of power and influence over the local people. Marlow's struggle to fathom his experience involves him in a radical questioning of not only his own nature and values but the nature and values of his society. --From publisher's description.

Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer

Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer
Author : Joseph Conrad
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2008-08-05
ISBN 10 : 9781440637230
ISBN 13 : 1440637237
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer Book Description:

In this pair of literary voyages into the inner self, Joseph Conrad has written two of the most chilling, disturbing, and noteworthy pieces of fiction of the twentieth century. Heart of Darkness is a devastating commentary on the corruptibility of humanity. Based on Conrad’s own 1890 trip up the Congo River, the story is told by Marlow, the novelist’s alter ego. It is a journey into darkness and horror—both literally, as the narrator descends into a sinister jungle landscape, and metaphorically, as he encounters the morally depraved Mr. Kurtz. The Secret Sharer is the tale of a young sea captain’s first command as he sails into the Gulf of Siam—and into an encounter with his mysterious “double,” the shadow self of the unconscious mind. Joseph Conrad boldly experimented with the novella and novel forms, filled his writing with the exotic places he himself had traveled, and concerned himself with honor, guilt, moral alienation, and sin. Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer encapsulate his literary achievements—and his haunting portrayal of the dark side of man. With an Introduction by Joyce Carol Oates and an Afterword by Vince Passaro

Heart of Darkness and Other Tales

Heart of Darkness and Other Tales
Author : Joseph Conrad
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 285
Release : 1990
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105034402888
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness and Other Tales Book Description:

Set in an atmosphere of mystery and menace, Joseph Conrad's ÔHeart of Darkness' tells the story of Marlow's journey up the Congo River to meet the remarkable Mr. Kurtz. It reveals Conrad at the height of his powers as a writer of great vividness, intensity, and sophistication. ÔAn Outpost of Progress' is also set in central Africa and offers a fiercely sardonic view of European imperialism. ÔKarain', with its Malaysian setting, questions conventional ideas of the contrasts between races. ÔYouth' is a largely autobiographical account of an ill-fated voyage in which Marlow makes his first appearance. The four tales variously appraise the glamour, folly and rapacity of imperial adventure. Intro. and Notes by Cedric Watts. Biblio. Chronology. Glossary.

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author : Joseph Conrad
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages :
Release :
ISBN 10 : 9780393270600
ISBN 13 : 0393270602
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness Book Description:

Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness
Author : Robert Kimbrough
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1963
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness Book Description:

Heart of Darkness Ed Goonetilleke Second Edition

Heart of Darkness   Ed  Goonetilleke   Second Edition
Author : Joseph Conrad
Publisher : Broadview Press
Total Pages : 258
Release : 1999-08-16
ISBN 10 : 9781770481404
ISBN 13 : 1770481400
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness Ed Goonetilleke Second Edition Book Description:

The story of Marlow travelling upriver in central Africa to find Kurtz, an ivory agent as consumed by the horror of human life as he is by physical illness, has long been considered a classic, and continues to be widely read and studied. This edition, edited by one of the leading figures in ‘the Conrad controversy,’ includes an introduction and explanatory notes, as well as a fascinating variety of contemporary documents that help to set this extraordinary work in the context of the period from which it emerged. The introduction and bibliography have been updated, and two new appendices have been added; the second of these is a selection of Alice Harris’s extraordinary but little-known photographs documenting the horrors of colonialism in turn-of-the-century Congo.

Joseph Conrad 1857 1924

Joseph Conrad  1857 1924
Author : Cordula Lemke
Publisher :
Total Pages : 252
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105122497543
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joseph Conrad 1857 1924 Book Description:

Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Author : Joseph Conrad
Publisher : BookRix
Total Pages : 154
Release : 2014-06-06
ISBN 10 : 9783736815254
ISBN 13 : 3736815255
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Book Description:

The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest. The flood had made, the wind was nearly calm, and being bound down the river, the only thing for it was to come to and wait for the turn of the tide. The sea-reach of the Thames stretched before us like the beginning of an interminable waterway. In the offing the sea and the sky were welded together without a joint, and in the luminous space the tanned sails of the barges drifting up with the tide seemed to stand still in red clusters of canvas sharply peaked, with gleams of varnished sprits. A haze rested on the low shores that ran out to sea in vanishing flatness. The air was dark above Gravesend, and farther back still seemed condensed into a mournful gloom, brooding motionless over the biggest, and the greatest, town on earth.

Envisioning Africa

Envisioning Africa
Author : Peter Edgerly Firchow
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2014-07-11
ISBN 10 : 9780813149752
ISBN 13 : 0813149754
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Envisioning Africa Book Description:

For one hundred years, Heart of Darkness has been among the most widely read and taught novels in the English language. Hailed as an incisive indictment of European imperialism in Africa upon its publication in 1899, more recently it has been repeatedly denounced as racist and imperialist. Peter Firchow counters these claims, and his carefully argued response allows the charges of Conrad's alleged bias to be evaluated as objectively as possible. He begins by contrasting the meanings of race, racism, and imperialism in Conrad's day to those of our own time. Firchow then argues that Heart of Darkness is a novel rather than a sociological treatise; only in relation to its aesthetic significance can real social and intellectual-historical meaning be established. Envisioning Africa responds in detail to negative interpretations of the novel by revealing what they distort, misconstrue, or fail to take into account. Firchow uses a framework of imagology to examine how national, ethnic, and racial images are portrayed in the text, differentiating the idea of a national stereotype from that of national character. He believes that what Conrad saw personally in Africa should not be confused with the Africa he describes in the novel; Heart of Darkness is instead an envisioning and a revisioning of Conrad's experiences in the medium of fiction.