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Heart of darkness [electronic resource].

Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924 (Author). Case, David. (Narrator). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781481540681 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1481540688 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 58 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio : 2010.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Frederick Davidson.
Summary, etc.: Compelling, exotic, and suspenseful, Heart of Darkness is far more than just an adventure story. The novel explores deep into the dark regions of the hearts and souls of its characters and into the conflicts prevalent in more "primitive" cultures. It is also a striking picture of the moral deterioration that can result from prolonged isolation. Marlow, the story's narrator, tells his friends of an experience in the British Congo where he once ran a river steamer for a trading company. He tells of the ivory traders' cruel exploitation of the natives there. Chief among these is a greedy and treacherous European named Kurtz, who has used savagery to obtain semidivine power over the natives. While Marlow tries to get Kurtz back down the river, Kurtz tries to justify his actions, asserting that he has seen into the very heart of things.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Europeans > Africa > Fiction.
Trading posts > Fiction.
Degeneration > Fiction.
Imperialism > Fiction.
Suffering > Fiction.
Congo (Democratic Republic) > Fiction.
Genre: Parables.

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