Heart of Darkness
Dover Publications, 1990 M07 1 - 80 páginas
Although Polish by birth, Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) is regarded as one of the greatest writers in English, and Heart of Darkness, first published in 1902, is considered by many his "most famous, finest, and most enigmatic story." — Encyclopaedia Britannica. The tale concerns the journey of the narrator (Marlow) up the Congo River on behalf of a Belgian trading company. Far upriver, he encounters the mysterious Kurtz, an ivory trader who exercises an almost godlike sway over the inhabitants of the region. Both repelled and fascinated by the man, Marlow is brought face to face with the corruption and despair that Conrad saw at the heart of human existence.
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The whites, of course greatly discomposed, had besides a curious look of being
painfully shocked by such an outrageous row. The others had an alert, naturally
interested expression; but their faces were essentially quiet, even those of the ...
Right, right, of course.' 'It is very serious,' said the manager's voice behind me; 'I
would be desolated if anything should happen to Mr. Kurtz before we came up. ' I
looked at him, and had not the slightest doubt he was sincere. He was just the ...
'And, ever since, you have been with him, of course?' I said. "On the contrary. It
appears their intercourse had been very much broken by various causes. He had
, as he informed me proudly, managed to nurse Kurtz through two illnesses (he ...
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