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Read online Le coeur des ténèbres (Biblio Romans t. 32734).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Le coeur des ténèbres (Biblio Romans t. 32734) Marlow a seaman and wanderer recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz Travelling up river to the heart of the African continent he gradually becomes obsessed by the enigmatic wraith like figure Marlow s discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a radical questioning not only of his own nature and values but those of Western civilization A haunting and hugely influential Modernist masterpiece i Heart of Darkness i explores the limits of human existence as well as the nightmarish realities of imperialism .

Part of a major series of new editions of Conrad s most famous works in Penguin Classics this volume contains Conrad s i Congo Diary i a chronology further reading notes a map of the Congo a glossary and an introduction discussing the author s experiences of Africa the narrative and symbolic complexities of i Heart of Darkness i and critical responses to the novel by Joseph Conrad

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Le coeur des ténèbres (Biblio Romans t. 32734)
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