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Heart of Darkness and the Secret Agent: New York Public Library Collector's Edition (New York Public Library Collector's Editions)

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In these literary triumphs, renowned author Joseph Conrad has written two of the most chilling, disturbing, and noteworthy novels of the 20th century. While "Heart of Darkness" makes a devastating comment on humankind's corruptibility and moral depravity, "The Secret Sharer" boldly explores the dark shadows of the unconscious mind. These are stories that encapsulate ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published November 10th 1997 by Doubleday
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Jill
Jun 21, 2010 Jill rated it liked it
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The latest of my attempts to fill in the yawning chasm in my knowledge of the classics. I was a little apprehensive picking up Conrad, having bad memories of a Conrad short story - The Secret Sharer - that I'd had to study for literature class in Secondary 3. Unfortunately, the first novel of the collection, Heart of Darkness, did little to allay my misgivings. The only factor in its favour was that it was only 102 pages.

Heart of Darkness was the lengthier equivalent of The Secret Sharer - pain
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Mar 20, 2014 Deborah rated it it was ok
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Conrad is not my cup of tea. This is the second book on his I have read. To sum it up - I just don't get him.
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Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski ) was a Polish-born English novelist who today is most famous for Heart of Darkness, his fictionalized account of Colonial Africa.

Conrad left his native Poland in his middle teens to avoid conscription into the Russian Army. He joined the French Merchant Marine and briefly employed himself as a wartime gunrunner. He then began to work aboard Br
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