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Heart of Darkness (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback – Unabridged, July 1, 1990
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The story is simple enough, a young Englishman; Marlow (this character appears in Conrad's story "Youth") goes out to Africa to seek his fortune. He is at first idealistic, and full of himself. However he quickly realises that Africa is full of petty bureaucrats who have no idea how to make use of this dark jewel they have acquired. Like Colonists before them, they proceed to ravage and plunder the land of its natural resources. Enter Kurtz, an Ivory Trader who has gone Native. He has become a Renegade, living with his Black mistress in the heart of Africa's interior; systematically turning his back on his supposed civilised self.
Marlow meets Kurtz after an eventful trip up the Congo and finds himself curiously attracted to this strange man who is [very ill], and obviously going insane. Kurtz in turn is an embarrassment to his employers who would rather see him dead than returned to "civilization." Of course this is unspoken, and the hypocrisy of human natures sticks out like a sore thumb in this novel, especially as Kurtz is one of the best Ivory Traders on the Congo route.Read more ›
The Norton Critical Edition gives you 325 extra pages of material written by Conrad and others that provide answers to the above questions. You don't have to read all of these many articles, of course, but a good sampling of them will make your immersion in this famous story all the more enjoyable and meaningful.
This is a story that everyone should read, and the Norton Critical Edition provides the best format for the reading experience.
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The book is very well written, I just did not like the dark tone. I had to read for class and I could not follow the characters at all.Published 22 hours ago by coolbreze nyght
This was a highschool English Lit purchase. I didn't read it myself. So I can't honestly review it positively or negatively. This is why I gave it a neutral star rating.Published 1 day ago by C. Wall
I love this book! Had to read it for school but would definitely read it as a casual book. Price is very inexpensive for books these days. Read morePublished 10 days ago by C. Dawson
I know this is considered great writing but I did not like it and did not finish the book.Published 12 days ago by Queenie 12
Worst book ever. I'll sell it back to whoever I bought it from.Published 14 days ago by Ashley Hidalgo
A real classic! Apocalypse Now was based loosely on Heart of Darkness. I had no idea this book existed until hearing the quote " The horror.. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Bob Lewis