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Heart of Darkness has been considered for most of this century as a literary classic, and also as a powerful indictment of the evils of imperialism.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. Heart of Darkness Audio book centers around Marlowe, an introspective sailor, and his journey up the Congo River to meet Kurtz, reputed to be an idealistic man of great abilities. Marlowe takes a job as a riverboat captain with the Company, a Belgian concern organized to trade in the Congo. As he travels to Africa and then up the Congo, Marlowe encounters widespread inefficiency and brutality in the Company's stations. The native inhabitants of the region have been forced into the Company's service, and they suffer terribly from overwork and ill treatment at the hands of the Company's agents. The cruelty and squalor of imperial enterprise contrasts sharply with the impassive and majestic jungle that surrounds the white man's settlements, making them appear to be tiny islands amidst a vast darkness.Show more
Great English Literature Classics Bundle, 5 in 1 Bundle: Wuthering Heights, Robinson Crusoe, Heart of Darkness, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Much Ado About Nothing Here is your chance to listen to the best and most memorable classic English literature works and it's all at a special price. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë tells the tale of the all-encompassing and passionate, yet thwarted, love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and many around them. Wuthering Heights is romantic, impassioned and wild, but it is also a dark journey in the human soul. Robinson Crusoe is said to be based on the real-life experiences of Scottish castaway Alexander Selkirk who lived on an island called Mas a Tierra for four years. Shipwrecked and castaway, Daniel DeFoe's hard-luck character is still the standard for "growing where you're planted." It has gone on to become one of the most widely published books in history, inspiring not only in literature but also in film, television, and radio. Heart of Darkness is a story within a story in which the character Charles Marlow relates his experience to fellow seafarers aboard a boat floating on the River Thames. It talks about the horrors of Western colonialism but what is really emphasized in this work is the idea that there is little difference between 'civilized people'' and 'savages.' Heart of Darkness is considered one of the best novels in the 20th century. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll and the misanthropic Edward Hyde. Much Ado About Nothing is one of the best known works by William Shakespeare. The play is very popular and it continues to be one of Shakespeare's most performed plays to this date.Show more
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