Franklin Library: Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness

Franklin Library: Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness and Other Tales

Franklin Library FULL leather top-of-the-line edition of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Other Tales, a Limited edition, Illustrated by Joseph A. Smith, one of the COLLECTED STORIES OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST WRITERS series, published in 1982. Bound in an Most Handsome navy blue Moroccan cowhide, the book has ivory French moire silk endleaves, satin bookmarker, 22 gold gilding on three edges, hubbed spines--in near FINE condition. Conrad, who lived from 1864-1924, was born to POLISH parents in the RUSSIAN dominated Ukraine. Heart of Darkness was published in 1902 and is the story tells of Charles Marlow, an Englishman who took a foreign assignment from a Belgian trading company as a ferry-boat captain in Africa. Heart of Darkness exposes the myth behind colonization while exploring the three levels of darkness that the protagonist, Marlow, encounters--the darkness of the Congo wilderness, the darkness of the European's cruel treatment of the natives, and the unfathomable darkness within every human being for committing heinous acts of evil. Although Conrad does not give the name of the river, at the time of writing the Congo Free State, the location of the large and important Congo River, was a private colony of Belgium's King Leopold II. Marlow is employed

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