Heart of Darkness

Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486264645
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Fiction

Dark allegory describes the narrator's journey up the Congo River and his meeting with, and fascination by, Mr. Kurtz, a mysterious personage who dominates the unruly inhabitants of the region. Masterly blend of adventure, character development, psychological penetration. Considered by many Conrad's finest, most enigmatic story.

Heart of Darkness Thrift Study Edition

Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486475677
Release Date: 2009-08-03
Genre: Study Aids

Includes the unabridged text of Conrad's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

Heart of Darkness

Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics
ISBN: 0141182431
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Africa

In Conrad's haunting tale, Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the enigmatic Kurtz. Travelling to the heart of the African continent, he discovers how Kurtz has gained his position of power and influence over the local people. Marlow's struggle to fathom his experience involves him in a radical questioning of not only his own nature and values but the nature and values of his society. A masterpiece of twentieth-century writing, Heart of Darkness explores the workings of consciousness as well as the grim realities of imperialism. 'Heart of Darkness seems to reach into the heart of Conrad himself.' Peter Ackroyd, The Times

Joseph Conrad The Dover Reader

Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486799001
Release Date: 2014-09-15
Genre: Literary Collections

Anthology featuring the author's most famous novel, Heart of Darkness, along with The Congo Diary, The Secret Agent, and Almayer's Folly. Short stories include "Youth: A Narrative," "The Secret Sharer," and other tales.

The Transnational Activist

Author: Stefan Berger
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319662060
Release Date: 2017-11-28
Genre: History

This book provides the first historical and comparative study of the ‘transnational activist’. A range of important recent scholarship has considered the rise of global social movements, the presence of transnational networks, and the transfer or diffusion of political techniques. Much of this writing has registered the pivotal role of ‘transnational’ or ‘global’ activists. However, if the significance of the ‘transnational activist’ is now routinely acknowledged, then the history of this actor is still something of a mystery. Most commentators have associated the figure with contemporary history. Hence much of the debate around ‘transnational activism’ is ahistorical, and claims for novelty are not often based on developed historical comparison. As this volume argues, it is possible to identify the ‘transnational activist’ in earlier decades and even centuries. But when did this figure first appear? What are the historical conditions that nurtured its emergence? What are the principal moments in the development of the transnational activist? And do the transnational activists of the Internet age differ in number or nature from those of earlier years? These historical questions will be at the heart of this volume.

An Outpost of Progress and Other Stories

Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486831695
Release Date: 2019-07-17
Genre: Fiction

Five tales by the master storyteller include the title story, a precursor to Heart of Darkness, plus "A Smile of Fortune," "An Anarchist," "The Informer," and "Il Conde."

Twelfth Night Thrift Study Edition

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486112879
Release Date: 2013-03-05
Genre: Fiction

Includes the unabridged text of Shakespeare's classic play plus a complete study guide that features scene-by-scene summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

Edgar Allan Poe The Dover Reader

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486800738
Release Date: 2014-11-12
Genre: Literary Collections

Rich selection of poetry and prose includes The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Purloined Letter," "The Raven," and more.

The Oil Jar and Other Stories

Author: Luigi Pirandello
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486154794
Release Date: 2012-04-30
Genre: Fiction

Celebrated title story plus "Little Hut," "Mrs. Frola and Mr. Ponza, Her Son-in-Law," "Citrons from Sicily," "With Other Eyes," "A Voice," and 5 other tales from the 1934 Nobel Prize-winning author.

The Koran

Author: Arthur Jeffery
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486414256
Release Date: 2000-12-01
Genre: Religion

Sacred scripture of Islam: Mohammed's revelations concerning the omniscience and majesty of God, death and judgment, the proper conduct of the faithful, previous prophets, kindness to orphans, more.

Edith Wharton The Dover Reader

Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486800745
Release Date: 2014-11-12
Genre: Literary Collections

Well-rounded introduction features the complete text of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, The Age of Innocence, plus Ethan Frome, excerpts from The Decoration of Houses, four short stories, and several poems.

Almayer s Folly

Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486153780
Release Date: 2013-02-19
Genre: Fiction

Conrad's first novel recounts the struggles of a Dutch merchant whose dreams are undermined by his own greed and prejudice. It is the tale of a man's inability to escape his self-delusion and of the tragic results.

A Bottomless Grave

Author: Hugh Lamb
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486114378
Release Date: 2013-01-15
Genre: Fiction

Twenty-one rare, seldom-anthologized stories include "A Bottomless Grave" by Ambrose Bierce, "The Ship that Saw a Ghost" by Frank Norris, Guy de Maupassant's "The Tomb," other gems of the genre.