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The Resource Heart of darkness & selections from the Congo diary, Joseph Conrad ; introduction by Caryl Phillips

Heart of darkness & selections from the Congo diary, Joseph Conrad ; introduction by Caryl Phillips

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Heart of darkness & selections from the Congo diary
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Heart of darkness & selections from the Congo diary
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Joseph Conrad ; introduction by Caryl Phillips
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Heart of darkness and selections from The Congo diary
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eng
Summary
With an Introduction by Caryl Phillips Commentary by H.L. Mencken, E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Lionel Trilling, Chiua Achebe, and Philip Gourevitch "Heart of Darkness," which appeared at the very beginning of our century, was a Cassandra cry announcing the end of Victorian Europe, on the verge of transforming itself into the Europe of violence," wrote the critic Czeslaw Milosz. Originally published in 1902, Heart of Darkness remains one of this century's most enduring--and harrowing--works of fiction. Written several years after Conrad's grueling sojourn in the Belgian Congo, the novel tells the story of Marlow, a seaman who undertakes his own journey into the African jungle to find the tormented white trader Kurtz. Rich in irony and spellbinding prose, Heart of Darkness is a complex meditation on colonialism, evil, and the thin line between civilization and barbarity. This edition contains selections from Conrad's Congo Diary of 1890--the first notes, in effect, for the novel which was composed at the end of that decade. Virginia Woolf wrote of Conrad, "His books are full of moments of vision. They light up a whole character in a flash. ... He could not write badly, one feels, to save his life."
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contains biographical information
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1857-1924
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Conrad, Joseph
Dewey number
823/.912
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no index present
LC call number
PR6005.O4
LC item number
H4 1999
Literary form
fiction
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1857-1924
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Conrad, Joseph
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  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Europeans
  • Trading posts
  • Degeneration
  • Imperialism
  • Africa
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Heart of darkness & selections from the Congo diary, Joseph Conrad ; introduction by Caryl Phillips
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rdacarrier
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21 cm
Edition
Modern Library pbk. ed.
Extent
lii, 109 pages
Isbn
9780375753770
Lccn
99011703
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • ocm40631802
  • (OCoLC)40631802
Label
Heart of darkness & selections from the Congo diary, Joseph Conrad ; introduction by Caryl Phillips
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Modern Library pbk. ed.
Extent
lii, 109 pages
Isbn
9780375753770
Lccn
99011703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocm40631802
  • (OCoLC)40631802

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