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Heart of Darkness: Classic Edition Audio CD – Audiobook, CD
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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 dont know why this is considered a classic. Very heady language that is difficult to understand, and a rather boring story that could have been much more exciting.Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
My AP Literature class read this book and I. LOVED. IT. It's such a deep book that really makes you think. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
A must read for world history advance placement students. The book shows colonialism at its worst and testifies to King Leopold II role as the worse mass genocide proprietor until... Read morePublished 1 month ago by chad douglas
Anyone who rates Heart of Darkness below five stars has limited understanding of profound moral and philosophical questions married to literary genius.Published 1 month ago by Pilgrim Soul