In Heart of Darkness, Captain Marlowe must wend his way up the African Congo to
recover the missing Colonel Kurtz in one of the greatest steamship adventures ever told. As Marlowe’s ship Nellie scrapes along the Congo, the voyage into the human soul, like the morass of steaming foliage along the banks, becomes increasingly dark and perilous.
In addition to the Marlowe tales Heart of Darkness and Youth, this new volume includes Conrad’s classic doppelganger tale The Secret Sharer and the lesser known “Amy Foster.”
Michael Matin is a professor in the English Department of Warren Wilson College
in Asheville, North Carolina.
Includes an Original Map of the Congo.
Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
One of the most haunting stories ever written, Joseph
Conrad’s Heart of Darkness follows Marlow, a riverboat
captain, on a voyage into the African Congo at the height of European
colonialism. Astounded by the brutal depravity he witnesses, Marlow
becomes obsessed with meeting Kurtz, a famously idealistic and able man
stationed farther along the river. What he finally discovers, however, is
a horror beyond imagining. Heart of Darkness is widely regarded as a
masterpiece for its vivid study of human nature and the greed and
ruthlessness of imperialism.
This collection also includes three of Conrad’s finest short
stories: “Youth,” the author’s largely
autobiographical tale of a young man’s ill-fated sea voyage, in
which Marlow makes his first appearance, “The Secret
Sharer,” and “Amy Forster.”
A. Michael Matin is a professor in the English Department of
Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. He has published
articles on various twentieth-century British and postcolonial
Features a map of the Congo Free State