By Joseph Conrad
Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his actual and mental trip looking for the notorious ivory dealer Kurtz. touring up river to the guts of the African continent, he steadily turns into obsessed via this enigmatic, wraith-like determine. A haunting and highly influential Modernist masterpiece, center of Darkness explores the boundaries of human event in addition to the nightmarish realities of imperialism. a part of a big sequence of latest variations of Conrad's most renowned works in Penguin Classics, this Enriched book comprises Conrad's Congo Diary.
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