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Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent
A satisfying glimpse of the range and power of Joseph Conrad's artistic vision, from his exploration of the unspoken truths of imperialism in Africa in Heart of Darkness to The Secret Agent, a tale of intrigue set in London's political underground. Illustrated with excerpts from the original corrected typescript of Heart of Darkness and handwritten letters from the author to his London agent.
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The New York Public Library Collector's Editions
Favorite masterpieces of world literature illustrated by rare and beautiful materials from the Library's collections and featuring an elegant, distinctive design, with foil-trimmed covers with matching endpapers; compact, easy-to-hold size; and modern, readable type. Each book includes a biography of the author, a short essay about the images and artifacts from the Library used to illustrate the text, and suggestions for further reading.
400 pages, illustrated. Published by Doubleday, 1997.
Hardcover. $18.50. ISBN 0-385-48728-2.