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The Penguin English Library Edition of Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

'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's Heart of Darkness has been considered the most important indictment of the evils of imperialism written to date.
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  • Paperback

    9780141199788

    November 21, 2012

    Penguin Classics

    122 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780241956809

    June 12, 2012

    Penguin General UK

    112 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780141441672

    February 6, 2008

    Penguin Classics

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  • Paperback

    9780099511540

    October 1, 2007

    Vintage Classics

    176 pages

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  • Hardback

    9781857151749

    November 26, 1993

    Everyman

    112 pages

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  • Heart Of Darkness
    Joseph Conrad

    EBook

    9780141974163

    November 21, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

    128 pages

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  • EBook

    9781407090757

    July 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    176 pages

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  • Heart Of Darkness
    Joseph Conrad

    EBook

    9780141900445

    February 6, 2008

    Penguin eBooks

    192 pages

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