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Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer

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ISBN-10: 0553212141

ISBN-13: 9780553212143

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joseph Conrad, Franklin Walker, Joseph Conrad

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Heart Of Darkness. The story of the civilized, enlightened Mr. Kurtz who embarks on a harrowing "night journey" into the savage heart of Africa, only to find his dark and evil soul. The Secret Sharer. The saga of a young, inexperienced skipper forced to decide the fate of a fugitive sailor who killed a man in self-defense. As he faces his first moral test the skipper discovers a terrifying truth -- and comes face to face with the secret itself. Heart Of Darkness and The Secret Sharer draw on actual events and people that Conrad met or heard about during his many far-flung travels. In portraying men whose incredible journeys on land and at sea are also symbolic voyages into their own…    
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Book details

List price: $5.95
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/1/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

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…    

Introduction
Chronology of Joseph Conrad's Life and Work
Historical Context of Heart of Darkness
The Secret Sharer
Heart of Darkness
Notes
Interpretive Notes
Critical Excerpts
Questions for Discussion
Suggestions for the Interested Reader