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Heart of Darkness and Other Tales


Engels | 01-01-2008 | 225 pagina's

9780199536016

Paperback / softback


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'Heart of Darkness' is Conrad's finest tale and tells of Marlow's journey up the Congo River to meet Mr Kurtz. This volume also includes 'An Outpost of Progress', 'Karain', and 'Youth' in a revised edition using the English first edition texts and with new chronology and bibliography.

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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 film, radio, and television, the story shows Conrad at his most intense and sophisticated.

The other three tales in this volume depict corruption and obsession, and question racial assumptions. Set in the exotic surroundings of Africa, Malaysia. and the east, they variously appraise the glamour, folly, and rapacity of imperial adventure. This revised edition uses the English first edition texts and has a new chronology and bibliography.

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EAN :9780199536016
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Uitgever :Groothandel - O.U.P.
Publicatie datum :  01-01-2008
Uitvoering :Paperback / softback
common.Language :Engels
Hoogte :195 mm
Breedte :127 mm
Dikte :19 mm
Gewicht :192 gr
Status : Bestelbaar
Aantal pagina's :225