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  • Published: 6 February 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141441672
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $23.00

Heart of Darkness




Published alongisde other Conrad's works, on the 150th anniversary of his death

Heart of Darkness has been considered for most of this century as a literary classic, and also as a powerful indictment of the evils of imperialism. It reflects the savage repressions carried out in the Congo by the Belgians in one of the largest acts of genocide committed up to that time. Conrad's narrator encounters at the end of the story a man named Kurtz, dying, insane, and guilty of unspeakable atrocities. First appearing as a three-part series in Blackwood's Magazine in 1899, it was soon after published as a novella, in 1902 in the volume Youth: A Narrative; and Two Other Stories.

  • Published: 6 February 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141441672
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $23.00

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