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By Theodore Dreiser

The vintage depiction of the tough realities of yankee lifestyles, the darkish facet of the yank Dream, and one man's doomed pursuit of affection and success...

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This trade paperback edition published in 2008. Introduction, A Note on the Texts, Footnotes, Endnotes, and For Further Reading Copyright @ 2003 by A. Michael Matin. Note on Joseph Conrad, Map of Congo Free State, The World of Joseph Conrad, Inspired by Heart of Darkness, and Comments & Questions Copyright @ 2003 by Barnes & Noble, Inc. Š All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

That my double there was no homicidal ruffian. I did not think of asking him for details, and he told me the story roughly in brusque, disconnected sentences. I needed no more舡 (p. 161). And when the captain of the ship on which the killing has occurred comes aboard and tells his version of the story, the narrator dismisses it by asserting that 舠[i]t is not worth while to record that version舡 (p. 173). Thus, the sole opportunity we have to hear a potential counternarrative to Leggatt舗s account is suppressed.

The dreams of men, the seed of commonwealths, the germs of empires. (from Heart of Darkness, page 39) Š The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. (from Heart of Darkness, page 51 ) Š In and out of rivers, streams of death in life, whose banks were rotting into mud, whose waters, thickened into slime, invaded the contorted mangroves, that seemed to writhe at us in the extremity of an impotent despair.

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