Heart of Darkness, With, The Congo Diary
Penguin Books, 1995 - 166 էջ
Although Polish by birth, Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) is regarded as one of the greatest writers in English, and "Heart of Darkness, " first published in 1902, is considered by many his "most famous, finest, and most enigmatic story." -- "Encyclopaedia Britannica." The tale concerns the journey of the narrator (Marlow) up the Congo River on behalf of a Belgian trading company. Far upriver, he encounters the mysterious Kurtz, an ivory trader who exercises an almost godlike sway over the inhabitants of the region. Both repelled and fascinated by the man, Marlow is brought face to face with the corruption and despair that Conrad saw at the heart of human existence.
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LibraryThing ReviewՀաճախորդի կարծիքը - Ma_Washigeri - LibraryThing
Very powerful. I already want to keep going back and dipping in to odd pages. I shall have to look out for my own copy as this one is going back to the library. The odd thing is how contemporary it ... Read full review
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I'm somewhat torn. The English Major in me would really like to give this book a higher rating. The reader in me has a hard time doing so. I read this book back in High School and could honestly not ... Read full review