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CONRAD, J.: Heart of Darkness (Unabridged)


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CONRAD, J.: Heart of Darkness (Unabridged)

‘…he seemed to stare…with that wide and immense stare embracing, condemning, loathing all the universe. I seemed to hear the whispered cry, “The horror! The horror!”’

On a becalmed yawl in the Thames estuary, Marlow tells a tale of Africa. His job there is to find the enigmatic Kurtz, but his journey farther and farther upriver reveals the brutality of the white Imperialists who run the country.

Established as one of the great English novels, and a story of mythic power, Heart of Darkness is rich in meaning—allusive, enthralling and haunting.

‘And this also,’ said Marlow suddenly, ‘has been one of the dark places of the earth.’

Disc 1

  Heart of Darkness (Unabridged)
1.   Part One: The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor… 00:03:32
2.   And at last, in its curved and imperceptible fall… 00:02:51
3.   The sun set; the dusk fell on the stream… 00:02:48
4.   'I was thinking of the very old times, when the Romans…' 00:05:14
5.   He broke off. Flames glided in the river… 00:04:50
6.   'You understand it was a Continental concern…' 00:04:00
7.   'I flew around like mad to get ready…' 00:05:27
8.   'There was yet a visit to the doctor…' 00:03:47
9.   'One thing more remained to do…' 00:02:39
10.   'I left in a French steamer…' 00:04:46
11.   'We gave her her letters…' 00:04:32
12.   'A slight clinking behind me made me turn…' 00:04:42
13.   'Black shapes crouched, lay, sat between the trees…' 00:05:32
14.   'Everything else in the station was in a muddle…' 00:04:33
15.   'No use telling you much about that…' 00:05:09
16.   'I did not see the real significance of that wreck…' 00:04:53
17.   'He began to speak as soon as he saw me…' 00:02:07

Disc 2

  Heart of Darkness (Unabridged)
1.   'I went to work the next day…' 00:05:13
2.   'They beguiled the time by backbiting and intriguing…' 00:04:51
3.   'He blew the candle out suddenly…' 00:04:52
4.   'I would not have gone so far as to fight for Kurtz…' 00:05:02
5.   'He was becoming confidential now…' 00:04:23
6.   'I slapped him on the back and shouted…' 00:05:06
7.   Part Two: 'One evening as I was lying flat…' 00:04:05
8.   'The two below me moved away…' 00:03:34
9.   'They swore aloud together - out of sheer fright…' 00:04:14
10.   'I beg your pardon. I forgot the heartache…' 00:05:42
11.   'The earth seemed unearthly…' 00:05:19
12.   'Some fifty miles below the Inner Station…' 00:02:59
13.   'The simple old sailor, with his talk of chains…' 00:03:00
14.   'Towards the evening of the second day…' 00:04:29
15.   'I went forward, and ordered the chain to be hauled in…' 00:03:36
16.   'For the rest, the only thing to eat…' 00:03:53

Disc 3

  Heart of Darkness (Unabridged)
1.   'Two pilgrims were quarrelling in hurried whispers…' 00:03:30
2.   'You should have seen the pilgrims…' 00:02:10
3.   'No sooner had we fairly entered it…' 00:05:16
4.   'A fusillade burst out under my feet…' 00:04:38
5.   'We two whites stood over him…' 00:04:03
6.   There was a pause of profound stillness… 00:04:04
7.   ' "Mostly fossil," the manager had remarked disparagingly.' 00:05:41
8.   'He began with the arguement that we whites…' 00:03:54
9.   'Poor fool! If he had only left that shutter…' 00:05:12
10.   'His aspect reminded me of something I had seen…' 00:03:39
11.   'The pipe soothed him…' 00:02:55
12.   Part Three: 'I looked at him, lost in astonishment…' 00:03:55
13.   'On the contrary. It appears their intercourse…' 00:03:59
14.   'I had taken up my binoculars while we talked…' 00:03:55
15.   'I am not disclosing any trade secrets…' 00:04:33
16.   'His voice lost itself in the calm of the evening…' 00:04:10
17.   'Some of the pilgrims behind the stretcher…' 00:02:35

Disc 4

  Heart of Darkness (Unabridged)
1.   'She walked with measured steps…' 00:03:45
2.   'At this moment I heard Kurtz's deep voice…' 00:03:12
3.   'I had turned to the wilderness really…' 00:04:55
4.   'When I woke up shortly after midnight…' 00:05:07
5.   'I came upon him, and, if he had not heard me…' 00:04:21
6.   'There was nothing either above or below him…' 00:04:27
7.   'He kept on looking out past me with fiery, longing eyes…' 00:02:40
8.   'Kurtz discoursed. A voice! A voice! It rang deep…' 00:03:06
9.   'We broke down - as I had expected…' 00:04:11
10.   'All the pilgrims rushed out to see. I remained…' 00:04:58
11.   'No, they did not bury me…' 00:04:51
12.   'Ultimately a journalist anxious to know something…' 00:03:07
13.   'I thought his memory was like the other memories…' 00:03:22
14.   'The dusk was falling. I had to wait…' 00:04:31
15.   ' "You knew him the best," I repeated. And perhaps she did…' 00:03:37
16.   ' "I have been very happy - very fortunate…" ' 00:03:05
17.   ' "His end," said I, with dull anger stirring in me…' 00:04:47

Total Playing Time: 04:37:51

Conrad, Joseph

Horovitch, David

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA418412

Barcode: 9789626341841

Physical Release: 03/2010

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