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Heart of Darkness was written by Joseph Conrad. It is a short novel which was presented as a frame narrative. It's about Charles Marlow’s job as an ivory transporter down the Congo River. The story is about the colonialism and the racism that make imperialism possible. Heart of Darkness has been translated into many languages. Enjoy reading!

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Jim, first mate on board the, is a simple and sensitive young man who dreams of becoming a hero. But when the threatens to sink, Jim takes the cowardly way out and jumps clear. His unbearable guilt and shame at having violated the unwritten moral code of the sea lead him to become an exile in a remote Malay state. There he fashions a new identity for himself as the benevolent ruler of an exotic land - until his idyll is interrupted. Rich, moving and delicately crafted, is a compelling meditation on identity, guilt and lost honour. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

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The Secret Agent is the unsurpassed ancestor of a long series of twentieth-­century novels and films which explore the confused motives that lie
at the heart of political terrorism. In its use of powerful psychological insight to intensify narrative suspense, it set the terms by which subsequent
works in its genre were created. Conrad was the first novelist to discover the strange in-­between territory of the political exile, and his genius was
such that we still have no truer map of that region's moral terrain than his story of a terrorist plot and its tragic consequences for the guilty and
innocent alike.

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This intriguing short story is narrated by a young man who has recently been promoted as a ship captain. He feels insecure and ostracized because of his youth and inexperience. During the course of a journey he takes a murderer on board - this meeting proves to be fateful for our protagonist. With psychological and philosophical undertones "The Secret Sharer" is one of Conrad's finest tales.

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Set in the imaginary South American republic of Costaguana, this work is an illustration of the impact of foreign exploitation on a developing nation. As Sulaco, site of an English/American controlled silver mine establishes its independence, its ideals are inevitably compromised.

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Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction, by Joseph Conrad, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:­* New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars* Biographies of the authors* Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events* Footnotes and endnotes* Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work* Comments by other famous authors* Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations* Bibliographies for further reading* Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of . . .

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Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz. Traveling up river to the heart of the African continent, he gradually becomes obsessed by this enigmatic, wraith-­like figure. A haunting and hugely influential Modernist masterpiece, Heart of Darkness explores the limits of human experience as well as the nightmarish realities of imperialism. Part of a major series of new editions of Conrad's most famous works in Penguin Classics, this Enriched eBook contains Conrad's Congo Diary.­Enriched eBook Features Editor Timothy S. Hayes provides the following specially commissioned features for this Enriched eBook Classic:­FilmographyTelling Africa's Story Today: Recent Films About AfricaContemporary Reviews of Heart of DarknessFurther ReadingCharacter SketchesDiagram of a Typical Congo Steamer, ca. 1890Images of the CongoEnriched eBook NotesThe enriched eBook format invite...

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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.

@JungleFever Heading down to Africa on a boat. Too hot! I get the creeping sense this job isn't going to be as cushy as they made it sound.

The natives seem unhappy. Some are even violent! Why don't they appreciate how much we've done for them? Ungrateful welfare leeches, I say! From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less

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