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Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer

Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer( )
Author: Conrad, Joseph
Introduction by: Oates, Joyce Carol
Afterword by: Passaro, Vincent
Passaro, Vince
ISBN:978-0-451-53103-2
Publication Date:Sep 2008
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Signet
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $9.99
Book Description:

Two of Conrad's BEST-KNOWN works - in a single volume In this pair of literary voyages into the inner self, Joseph Conrad has written two of the most chilling, disturbing, and noteworthy pieces of fiction of the twentieth century.

Book Details
Pages:192
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Literary
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):10 x 17.8 x 1.3 cm
Book Weight:0.098 Kilograms
Author Biography
Conrad, Joseph (Author)
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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