Heart of Darkness and Other Tales

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Ann Arbor Media Group, LLC, Jan 29, 2004 - Africa - 178 pages
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User Review  - Marlon - Goodreads

Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness and other tales By: Joseph Conrad Rating: 4 out of 5 stars My reason for this rating would be that in the entire one book, there are 4 stories. Personally, I kind of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sumit Bhagat - Goodreads

Joseph Conrad's writing has been one of the most difficult I have read to date. Though the imagery is beautiful, the language coupled with the intricacies of thought become a little too difficult to ... Read full review

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Joseph Conrad is recognized as one of the 20th century's greatest English language novelists. He was born Jozef Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski on December 3, 1857, in the Polish Ukraine. His father, a writer and translator, was from Polish nobility, but political activity against Russian oppression led to his exile. Conrad was orphaned at a young age and subsequently raised by his uncle. At 17 he went to sea, an experience that shaped the bleak view of human nature which he expressed in his fiction. In such works as Lord Jim (1900), Youth (1902), and Nostromo (1904), Conrad depicts individuals thrust by circumstances beyond their control into moral and emotional dilemmas. His novel Heart of Darkness (1902), perhaps his best known and most influential work, narrates a literal journey to the center of the African jungle. This novel inspired the acclaimed motion picture Apocalypse Now. After the publication of his first novel, Almayer's Folly (1895), Conrad gave up the sea. He produced thirteen novels, two volumes of memoirs, and twenty-eight short stories. He died on August 3, 1924, in England.

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