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Wed, 05/15/2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Village Books in Lynden
430 Front St
Lynden, WA 98264

"Variety is the spice of life!"

Join Gaye from Village Books, Lynden, and the Front Streeters book group as they discuss books from a variety of genres.  We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm in the conference room at the Inn at Lynden. All are welcome!

Wednesday, May 15, 7:00pm

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness is the thrilling tale of Marlow, a seaman and wanderer recounting his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz. Traveling upriver into the heart of the African continent, he gradually becomes obsessed by this enigmatic, wraith-like figure. Marlow's discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a radical questioning, not only of his own nature and values, but of those that underpin Western civilization itself.

Joseph Conrad (originally Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) was born in the Ukraine in 1857 and grew up under Tsarist autocracy. In 1896 he settled in Kent, where he produced within fifteen years such modern classics as YouthHeart of DarknessLord JimTyphoonNostromoThe Secret Agent and Under Western Eyes. He continued to write until his death in 1924. Today Conrad is generally regarded as one of the greatest writers of fiction in English—his third language.

Books: 
Heart of Darkness: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By Joseph Conrad, Adam Hochschild (Introduction by), Maya Jasanoff (Afterword by), Timothy Hayes (Notes by), Mike Mignola (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joseph Conrad, Adam Hochschild (Introduction by), Maya Jasanoff (Afterword by), Timothy Hayes (Notes by), Mike Mignola (Illustrator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143106586
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - August 28th, 2012

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