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Heart of Darkness


Heart of Darkness


Heart of Darkness has become one of the most widely read and influential novels ever written.  

It reveals the astounding range, subtlety, artistry, and depth of thought of a true literary colossus, Joseph Conrad.

Published in hundreds of editions and translated into virtually every modern language, it has not been out of print since 1899.

Heart of Darkness is one of Joseph Conrad’s rare and genuine masterpieces; an enchanting work of artistry deserving of the label in a thousand different ways.  It can be found on countless lists of the finest literary works of all time, and is one of his major achievements.

JOSEPH CONRAD (1857-1924), one of the greatest English authors, transformed the art of fiction. He has long been admired for his rich prose, and vivid renderings of treacherous life at sea and other exotic locales. Author of numerous novels, including Lord Jim, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, and Heart of Darkness, he is considered to be a central figure in the development of the modern novel.  

PHILIP DOSSICK is the New York Times critically acclaimed writer and director of the motion picture The P.O.W. He has written for television, including the outstanding drama, Transplant, produced by David Susskind for CBS. His most recent books include Aztecs: Epoch Of Social Revolution, Sex And Dreams, Mark Twain In Seattle, The Naked Citizen: Notes On Privacy In The Twenty-First Century, Raymond Chowder And Bob Skloot Must Die, Oscar Wilde: Sodomy and Heresy, and Vincent Van Gogh: Madness and Magic.


“Heart of Darkness has always been the most popular of Joseph Conrad’s novels.  No one seriously interested in English literature can afford to miss this book. As a central device, the parallel journey into both the heart of Africa—and the dark center of the human psyche, remains as transcendent as ever.”

Sally Hirschorn

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