Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction

Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction

ISBN: 1593080212

ISBN 13: 9781593080211

Publication Date: September 01, 2003

Publisher: Barnes Noble Classics

Pages: 261

Format: paper

Authors: Joseph Conrad, A. Michael Matin

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Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction, by Joseph Conrad, is part of the Noble Classics, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Noble Classics:

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All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&ROne of the most haunting stories ever written, &&LB&&RJoseph Conrad&&L/B&&R’s &&LI&&RHeart of Darkness&&L/I&&R follows Marlow, a riverboat captain, on a voyage into the African Congo at the height of European colonialism. Astounded by the brutal depravity he witnesses, Marlow becomes obsessed with meeting Kurtz, a famously idealistic and able man stationed farther along the river. What he finally discovers, however, is a horror beyond imagining. Heart of Darkness is widely regarded as a masterpiece for its vivid study of human nature and the greed and ruthlessness of imperialism. &&LP&&RThis collection also includes three of Conrad’s finest short stories: “Youth,” the author’s largely autobiographical tale of a young man’s ill-fated sea voyage, in which Marlow makes his first appearance, “The Secret Sharer,” and “Amy Forster.” &&L/P&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LB&&RFeatures a map of the Congo Free State.&&L/B&&R&&LBR&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R&&LSTRONG&&RA. Michael Matin&&L/B&&R&&L/B&&R is a professor in the English Department of Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. He has published articles on various twentieth-century British and postcolonial writers. &&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R

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