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Book Title: Heart of Darkness|
The author of the book: Joseph Conrad
ISBN 13: 9781479180103
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 13.42 MB
Edition: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Date of issue: August 23rd 2012
Read full description of the books Heart of Darkness:HEART OF DARKNESS By Joseph Conrad: An Profound Thought Provoking Novel In every culture and society we have intellectuals who try to curb bad elements. How can we as ordinary citizens do the same? The answer is through Art and Literature! Heart of Darkness of Joseph Conrad is such type of literature which retells the tale of Marlow who transports ivory along Congo. This novel reveals the saga behind colonization at the same time exploring the three tiers of veils of darkness which the protagonist, Marlow, goes through - the veil of the wilderness of Congo, the cruel treatment of the European to the natives, and the abysmal darkness within every one of us for committing atrocious acts of evil. This novel will make the readers feel the real emotions as the writer Joseph Conrad himself suffered the brutality of the European in Congo while working on the Congo River as a master of a steamboat. This is an unfathomed, thought provoking book which challenges the readers to question their own ethics, values and morals to 'The Horror' that the novel exposes them to.
Read information about the authorJoseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski ) was a Polish-born English novelist who today is most famous for Heart of Darkness, his fictionalized account of Colonial Africa.
Conrad left his native Poland in his middle teens to avoid conscription into the Russian Army. He joined the French Merchant Marine and briefly employed himself as a wartime gunrunner. He then began to work aboard British ships, learning English from his shipmates. He was made a Master Mariner, and served more than sixteen years before an event inspired him to try his hand at writing.
He was hired to take a steamship into Africa, and according to Conrad, the experience of seeing firsthand the horrors of colonial rule left him a changed man.
Joseph Conrad settled in England in 1894, the year before he published his first novel. He was deeply interested in a small number of writers both in French and English whose work he studied carefully. This was useful when, because a need to come to terms with his experience, lead him to write Heart of Darkness, in 1899, which was followed by other fictionalized explorations of his life.
He has been lauded as one of the most powerful, insightful, and disturbing novelists in the English canon despite coming to English later in life, which allowed him to combine it with the sensibilities of French, Russian, and Polish literature.
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