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Heart of Darkness & Selections from the Congo Diary
By Joseph Conrad and Caryl Phillips (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Modern Library
Publication date August 1, 1999
Pages 109
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375753770
ISBN-10 037575377X
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $11.00
Summaries and Reviews
A group of white men journeys up the Congo River to invade the jungles of the Belgian Congo in an effort to rob the natives of their ivory. Reprint. (view table of contents) description: Product Description: Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time • Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

Introduction by Caryl Phillips
Commentary by H. L. Mencken, E. M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Lionel Trilling, Chinua Achebe, and Philip Gourevitch

Originally published in 1902, Heart of Darkness remains one of this century’s most enduring works of fiction. Written several years after Joseph Conrad’s grueling sojourn in the Belgian Congo, the novel is a complex meditation on colonialism, evil, and the thin line between civilization and barbarity. This edition contains selections from Conrad’s Congo Diary of 1890—the first notes, in effect, for the novel, which was composed at the end of that decade. Virginia Woolf wrote of Conrad: “His books are full of moments of vision. They light up a whole character in a flash. . . . He could not write badly, one feels, to save his life.”

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from McGraw-Hill College (June 1, 2000)
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Reprint edition from Modern Library (August 1, 1999)
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With Joseph Conrad | from Modern Library (October 31, 2000); titled "Heart of Darkness and Selections from the Congo Diary"
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