- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 5 hours and 45 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: B.J. Harrison
- Audible.com Release Date: February 17, 2012
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007AH9MNM
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Heart of Darkness Audible – Unabridged
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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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I have read before polish tranlation(Conrad was born and educated in Poland,book was origial in english. Read morePublished 1 hour ago by Jerzy Materka
The book's pace may be a bit slow for me but the story remains outstanding. The author really knew what he was doing! Great lessons abound!!Published 17 days ago by Daniella
A classic. Can't go wrong with this one, just make sure to have a dictionary by your side.Published 22 days ago by Alexander Beck
Class assigned a book and this book allowed me to take notes in it.Published 28 days ago by danielle
Great book but the font is MASSIVE and the texture on the cover is icky soft. would recommend a different version, unless you're interested in large font.Published 1 month ago by Zach Evans