Heart of Darkness and Other Stories
.0000000000Heart of Darkness is a short and vividly brutal account of colonial enterprise that has as much in common with the jaded Evelyn Waugh of Black Mischief as it does with any of Conrad's direct contemporaries in late 19th and early 20th century. It has managed to retain the fascination of readers and scholars to a far greater extent than his other fine works, such as the more conventionally novelistic tale of South American political chicanery and greed in Nostromo and the substantially more page-turning thriller The Secret Agent. It is accompanied in this volume by the tales with which it has been published since 1902: the autobiographical short story Youth, and the less personal but more substantial tale of an old man's fall from fortune, The End of the Tether. Though these stories differ considerably in style and content from his later novels, much of his reputation rests upon the words contained in this volume.With an Afterword by David Pinching.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Almayer's Folly asked bank Bankok barque Batu Beru beard began berth boats bridge British merchant navy cabin Captain Whalley chap coast Conrad course cried dead deck devil earth engineer eyes face feeling feet fellow fool glance gone hand head heard Heart of Darkness ivory Joseph Conrad Judea keep knew Kurtz light live looked Mahon Malay Marlow Martini-Henry Massy Massy's mate matter murmured mysterious never niggers night once Pangu perhaps pilgrims remember Ringdove river round sampan savage seemed Serang shadow ship shore side silence skipper smoke Sofala sombre sort soul stared station steamboat steamer Sterne stood stream suddenly talk tell thing thought took trees Tuan turned Van Wyk verandah voice waiting walked watch Whalley's whisper word youth