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Heart of darkness / Joseph Conrad ; with an introduction by Verlyn Klinkenborg.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Breckenridge Public Library CON (Text) 33500009083213 Main Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library CON (Text) 33500009083221 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library Con (Text) 33500004764726 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780679428015
  • ISBN: 0679428011
  • Physical Description: xxix, 110 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Knopf : c1993.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. xxiii).
Summary, etc.: 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.
Author Notes

Joseph Conrad was born in Berdichev, Ukraine, in 1857. After both of his parents died of tuberculosis, Conrad went to live with his uncle in Switzerland. After attending school in Krak—w he joined the French and then the British merchant marines, sailing to exotic destinations like the West Indies and the Congo, which would later become the backdrops for some of his fiction. In 1894 he settled down in England and began his literary career. In 1902 Conrad published his most famous work, The Heart of Darkness, and continued to write until his death in 1924.

Subject: Europeans > Africa > Fiction.
Trading posts > Fiction.
Degeneration > Fiction.
Imperialism > Fiction.
Africa > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.

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