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Heart of Darkness (Everyman's Library)
Joseph Conrad

Everyman's Library, 1993

In a novella which remains highly controversial to this day, Conrad explores the relations between Africa and Europe. On the surface, this is a horrifying tale of colonial exploitation. The narrator, Marlowe journeys on business deep into the heart of Africa. But there he encounters Kurtz, an idealist apparently crazed and depraved by his power over the natives, and the meeting prompts Marlowe to reflect on the darkness at the heart of all men. ...
  
  











  



  
Lord Jim (Oxford World's Classics)
Joseph Conrad

Oxford University Press, 2008

Lord Jim tells the story of a young, idealistic Englishman--"as unflinching as a hero in a book"--who is disgraced by a single act of cowardice while serving as an officer on the Patna, a merchant-ship sailing from an eastern port. His life is ruined: an isolated scandal has assumed horrifying proportions. But, then he is befriended by an older man named Marlow who helps to establish him in exotic Patusan, a remote Malay settlement where his ...
  
  











  



  
Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad

Tin House Books, 2013

Following his epic Moby Dick in Pictures , artist Matt Kish has set himself upon an equally impressive, and no less harrowing, task: illustrating each page of Joseph Conrad’s masterpiece, Heart of Darkness . Kish’s rich, imaginative drawings and paintings mirror Conrad’s original text and illuminate Marlow’s journey into the heart of the Congo, and into the depths of the human soul. Heart of Darkness is a text ripe for analysis and ...
  
  











  



  
Nostromo (Dover Thrift Editions)
Joseph Conrad

Dover Publications, 2002

Joseph Conrad's 1904 adventure novel, set amid the mist-covered mountains of a fictional South American republic, spins a colorful tale of capitalist exploitation and rebellion. The story begins halfway through the revolution, employing flashbacks and glimpses of the future to depict the lure of silver and its effects on men — corrupting and destroying some, revealing the strengths of others. Conrad's deep moral consciousness and masterful ...
  
  











  



  
Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

Heart of Darkness (1899) is a short novel by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, written as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow's experience as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa. The river is "a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths of the land". In the course of ...
  
  











  



  
Nostromo (Oxford World's Classics)
Joseph Conrad

Oxford University Press, 2009

One of the greatest political novels in any language, Nostromo reenacts the establishment of modern capitalism in a remote South American province locked between the Andes and the Pacific. In the harbor town of Sulaco, a vivid cast of characters is caught up in a civil war to decide whether its fabulously wealthy silver mine, funded by American money but owned by a third-generation English immigrant, can be preserved from the hands of venal ...
  
  











  



  
Heart of Darkness & Selections from The Congo Diary
Joseph Conrad

Modern Library, 1999

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time Introduction by Caryl Phillips Commentary by H. L. Mencken, E. M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Lionel Trilling, Chinua Achebe, and Philip Gourevitch Originally published in 1902, Heart of Darkness remains one of this century’s most enduring works of fiction. Written several years after Joseph Conrad’s grueling sojourn in the Belgian ...
  
  











  



  
Heart of Darkness (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)
Joseph Conrad

Bedford/St. Martin's, 2010

This volume presents the text of the 1921 Heinemann edition of Conrad's classic short novel along with documents that place the work in historical context and critical essays that read Heart of Darkness from several contemporary critical perspectives. The text and essays are complemented by biographical and critical introductions, bibliographies, and a glossary of critical and theoretical terms.   In this third edition, the section of ...
  
  











  



  
The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale
Joseph Conrad

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

"The Secret Agent" is considered to be one of Joseph Conrad's finest works and was ranked the 46th best novel of the 20th century by the Modern Library. Set in London at the end of the nineteenth century, it follows the life of Mr. Verloc, a secret agent who is also the proprietor of a small shop that sells, “photographs of more or less undressed dancing girls” and “a few books, with titles hinting at impropriety.“ Verloc’s friends, a ...
  
  











  



  
Heart of Darkness (Dover Thrift Editions)
Joseph Conrad

Dover Publications, 1990

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 ...
  
  











  



  
Victory
Joseph Conrad

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2009

Once regarded as comparatively minor amongst Conrad's works, Victory has grown in reputation. Its depiction of the central character, Axel Heyst, and his renunciation of the world, is influenced by Conrad's reading of Schopenhauer.
  
  











  



  
The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale (Penguin Classics)
Joseph Conrad

Penguin Classics, 2007

Penguin inaugurates a series of revised editions of Conrad's finest works, with new introductions In a corrupt London underworld of criminals, terrorists, and fanatics, Mr. Verloc is assigned to plant a bomb. The tragic repercussions for his family show how Conrad's ironic voice is concerned not with politics but with the terrible fates of ordinary people.
  
  











  



  
Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer (Centennial Edition) (Signet Classics)
Joseph Conrad

Signet Classics, 2008

Two of Conrad’s BEST-KNOWN works—in a single volume In this pair of literary voyages into the inner self, Joseph Conrad has written two of the most chilling, disturbing, and noteworthy pieces of fiction of the twentieth century.
  
  











  



  
Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad

Suri Brato Press, 2014

A Joesph Conrad Classic Story about the Heart of Darkness.
  
  











  



  
Heart of Darkness and Other Tales (Oxford World's Classics)
Joseph Conrad

Oxford University Press, 2008

The finest of all Conrad's tales, Heart of Darkness is set in an atmosphere of mystery and menace, and tells of Marlow's perilous journey up the Congo River to relieve his employer's agent, the renowned and formidable Mr. Kurtz. What he sees on his journey, and his eventual encounter with Kurtz, horrify and perplex him, and call into question the very bases of civilization and human nature. Endlessly reinterpreted by critics and adapted for ...
  
  











  



  
Schaum's Outline of Italian Grammar, 4th Edition (Schaum's Outline Series)
Joseph Germano, Conrad Schmitt

McGraw-Hill, 2014

Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately, there's Schaum's. This all-in-one-package includes more than 350 exercises with answers to sharpen your Italian grammar skills. Plus, you will have access to 2.5 hours of downloadable audio files for additional practice--it's just like having your own virtual tutor! You'll find everything you need to build confidence, skills, and knowledge for the highest score possible. ...
  
  











  



  
The Portable Conrad (Penguin Classics)
Joseph Conrad

Penguin Classics, 2007

A great novelist of the sea, a poet of the tropics, a critic of empire and analyst of globalization, a harbinger of the modern spy novel, an unparalleled observer of the moments in which people are stripped of their illusions-Joseph Conrad is one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. This revised edition of The Portable Conrad features the best known and most enduring of Conrad's works, including The Secret Agent, Heart of ...
  
  











  



  
Typhoon and Other Stories (Everyman's Library)
Joseph Conrad

Everyman's Library, 1991

Joseph Conrad’s long experience as a working seaman enriched and deepened his literary gifts, making him the most brilliant and convincing writer of seafaring’s greatest age. In the three sea stories collected here, he makes deft use of the maritime setting to enact moral dramas of men tested by the elements and by one another. “The Nigger of the ‘Narcissus’” has been hailed as Conrad’s earliest masterpiece. When a West Indian ...
  
  











  



  
Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad

Ancient Wisdom Publications, 2012

Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Joseph Conrad. Before its 1902 publication, it appeared as a three-part series (1899) in Blackwood's Magazine. It was classified by the Modern Library website editors as one of the "100 best novels" and part of the Western canon. The story centres on Charles Marlow, who narrates most of the book. He is an Englishman who takes a foreign assignment from a Belgian trading company as a river-boat captain in ...
  
  











  



  
Eye Classics: Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad, David Zane Mairowitz

SelfMadeHero, 2010

Sees colonial trader, Marlow, recount his journey into the heart of Africa and his discovery of Kurtz, a company manager rumoured to have gone mad. As the details of Kurtz's dealings with the natives and his state of mind unfold, the lines between perception and interpretation of madness begin to blur. Continuing SelfMadeHero's acclaimed Eye Classics series, Heart of Darkness is revived for a new generation in a format perfect for the graphic ...
  
  











  








   



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