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Heart of Darkness (Wordsworth Classics) by Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness (Wordsworth Classics) by Joseph Conrad

A tale of horror, set in the Congo during the period of rapid colonial expansion in the 19th century. The story deals with the highly disturbing effects of economic, social and political exploitation of European and African societies and the cataclysmic behaviour this induced in some individuals.

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Heart of Darkness Summary


Introduction and Notes by Gene M. Moore, Universiteit van Amsterdam. Generally regarded as the pre-eminent work of Conrad's shorter fiction, Heart of Darkness is a chilling tale of horror which, as the author intended, is capable of many interpretations. Set in the Congo during the period of rapid colonial expansion in the 19th century, the story deals with the highly disturbing effects of economic, social and political exploitation of European and African societies and the cataclysmic behaviour this induced in some individuals. The other two stories in this book - Youth and The End of the Tether - concern the sea and those who sail upon it, a genre in which Conrad reigns supreme.

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Sku
GOR000352790
Title
Heart of Darkness (Wordsworth Classics)
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
240
ISBN 10
1853262404
ISBN 13
9781853262401
Prizes
N/A
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