Selected Short Fiction of Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness, The Duel and The Return (Illustrated)

Selected Short Fiction of Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness, The Duel and The Return (Illustrated)

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This carefully selected collection includes:

• Heart of Darkness
• The Duel: A Military Tale
• The Return
• 10 unique illustrations

Acclaimed by Modern Library as one of the best 100 novels of the 20th century, Heart of Darkness explores the themes of racism and imperialism while displaying evil, corruption and despair at the heart of human existence. The novel is considered to be Conrad's masterpiece and remains his most influential work. The satiric tale, The Duel: A Military Tale, is set during the Napoleonic era and exposes the absurdity of honorable action and futility of war. Finally, in The Return, Conrad's masterful analysis of the human psyche extends to the intricacy of marital relationships.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151338189
Publisher: ELL Reading, LLC
Publication date: 02/18/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 880,228
File size: 881 KB

About the Author

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) grew up amid political unrest in Russian-occupied Poland. After twenty years at sea with the French and British merchant navies, he settled in England in 1894. Over the next three decades he revolutionized the English novel with books such as Typhoon, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, and especially Heart of Darkness, his best-known and most influential work.

Date of Birth:

December 3, 1857

Date of Death:

August 3, 1924

Place of Birth:

Berdiczew, Podolia, Russia

Place of Death:

Bishopsbourne, Kent, England


Tutored in Switzerland. Self-taught in classical literature. Attended maritime school in Marseilles, France

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