Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
One night on the Thames, Charles Marlowe tells his fellow sailors the vivid and brutal tale of his time as a riverboat captain in the Belgian Congo. From the mists of London we are whisked to the darkness of Africa's colonial heart - and into the thrall of the tyrannical Kurtz, an ivory trader who has established himself as a terrifying demi-god.
Sinister and incisive, Heart of Darkness has retained the fascination of readers and scholars alike. It is accompanied here by the stories with which it has been published since 1902: the autobiographical Youth, and the tale of an old man's fall from fortune, The End of the Tether.
This elegant Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an afterword by Dr Keith Carabine.
Joseph Conrad, geb. 1857 in der Ukraine, war Sohn polnischer Landadliger. Ab dem siebzehnten Lebensjahr fuhr er für französische und englische Handelsgesellschaften zur See, Erwerb des Kapitänspatents zwölf Jahre später, 1884 Annahme der englischen Staatsbürgerschaft. Zahlreiche Roman-Veröffentlichungen. Der Autor verstarb 1924 in England.