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Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer

Written by Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer
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Category: Fiction - Classics
Imprint: Bantam Classics
Format: Paperback
Pub Date: May 1982
Price: $4.95
Can. Price: $7.50
ISBN: 978-0-553-21214-3 (0-553-21214-1)
Pages: 208
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In Conrad's haunting tale, Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the enigmatic Kurtz. Travelling to the heart of the African continent, he discovers how Kurtz has gained his position of power and influence over the local people. Marlow's struggle to fathom his experience involves him in a radical questioning of not only his own nature and values but the nature and values of his society.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Jospeh Conrad (1957-1924) grew up amid political unrest in Russian-occupied Poland. After twenty years at sea with the French and British merchant navies, he settled in England in 1894. Over the next three decades he revolutionized the English novel with works such as Typhoon (1902), Youth (1902), Nostromo (1904), The Secret Agent (1907), Under Western Eyes (1911), Chance (1913), and Victory (1915).





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