Heart of Darkness

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MobileReference, Dec 15, 2009 - Fiction
22 Reviews
This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ************. Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Polish-born writer Joseph Conrad (born Jzef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski). Before its 1902 publication, it appeared as a three-part series (1899) in Blackwood''s Magazine. It is widely regarded as a significant work of English literature and part of the Western canon. OCo Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. ."

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Besides that, it's a great yarn. - Goodreads
Clearly,Conrad is a capable writer. - Goodreads
In addition, the prose wasn't particularly awesome. - Goodreads

Review: Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer

User Review  - Robertisenberg - Goodreads

Because my high school was phobic of non-American authors or history, I never read Heart of Darkness as a teenager. Although now, having thoroughly relished its pages, I'm glad I waited for a maturer ... Read full review

Review: Heart of Darkness and the Secret Agent: New York Public Library Collector's Edition (New York Public Library Collector's Editions)

User Review  - Deborah - Goodreads

Conrad is not my cup of tea. This is the second book on his I have read. To sum it up - I just don't get him. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Joseph Conrad is recognized as one of the 20th century's greatest English language novelists. He was born Jozef Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski on December 3, 1857, in the Polish Ukraine. His father, a writer and translator, was from Polish nobility, but political activity against Russian oppression led to his exile. Conrad was orphaned at a young age and subsequently raised by his uncle. At 17 he went to sea, an experience that shaped the bleak view of human nature which he expressed in his fiction. In such works as Lord Jim (1900), Youth (1902), and Nostromo (1904), Conrad depicts individuals thrust by circumstances beyond their control into moral and emotional dilemmas. His novel Heart of Darkness (1902), perhaps his best known and most influential work, narrates a literal journey to the center of the African jungle. This novel inspired the acclaimed motion picture Apocalypse Now. After the publication of his first novel, Almayer's Folly (1895), Conrad gave up the sea. He produced thirteen novels, two volumes of memoirs, and twenty-eight short stories. He died on August 3, 1924, in England.

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