Heart of Darkness: Penguin English Library
EAN13
9780141199788
ISBN
978-0-14-119978-8
Éditeur
Penguin
Date de publication
Collection
PP PEL
Dimensions
19 x 12 x 0 cm
Poids
90 g
Fiches UNIMARC
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Heart of Darkness: Penguin English Library

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'The mind of man is capable of anything - because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future. What was there after all? Joy, fear, sorrow, devotion, rage - who can tell? - but truth - truth stripped of its cloak of time. Let the fool gape and shudder - the man knows, and can look on without a wink'

Marlow, a seaman, tells of a journey up the Congo. His goal is the troubled European and ivory trader Kurtz. Worshipped and feared by invaders as well as natives, Kurtz has become a godlike figure, his presence pervading the jungle like a thick, obscuring mist. As his boat labours further upstream, closer and closer to Kurtz's extraordinary and terrible domain, so Marlow finds his faith in himself and civilization crumbling. Conrad's Heart of Darkness has been considered the most important indictment of the evils of imperialism written to date.

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