Heart of darkness
Joseph Conrad

About the Book

Heart of Darkness (1899) is a novella by Polish-English novelist Joseph Conrad, about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa, by the story's narrator Charles Marlow. Marlow tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames. Joseph Conrad is one of the greatest English writers, and Heart of Darkness is considered his best. His readers are brought to face our psychological selves to answer, ‘Who is the true savage?’. Originally published in 1902, Heart of Darkness remains one of this century’s most enduring works of fiction. Written several years after Joseph Conrad’s grueling sojourn in the Belgian Congo, the novel is a complex meditation on colonialism, evil, and the thin line between civilization and barbarity.

Edition Notes

"The book was set in Fournier at Golgonooza Letter Foundry ... Printed at Wild Carrot Letterpress ... Mohammad O. Khalil printed the etchings"--Colophon.

Limited ed. of 300 copies, signed by the artist.

Issued in slipcase.

LC has copy no. 235 in slipcase, with no. 569 (Jan. 1993) of the Monthly letter of the Limited Editions Club laid in.

Acquired as part of an archival set from the publisher in 2008.


Library of Congress
PR6005.O4 H4 1992, LEC no. 569

The Physical Object

121 p., [8] leaves of plates :
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