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Heart of the Darkness and The End Of The Tether
Heart of the Darkness and The End Of The Tether Author:Joseph Conrad In The Heart of Darkness, Conrad takes us to the dark, bloody heart of the congo at the turn of the century. There, with the inimitable narrator, Marlow, as our guide, we see a world gone mad in its quest for ivory. With Marlow, we visit the grove of death, march on a 200-mile tramp through the jungle, ship on the vast uncharted Congo river t... more »o the very heart of the continent, where, Kurtz, the "hollow man", wields a mysterious power over a savage tribe. Heart of the Darkness is much more than an adventure story, however. It is a story with an almost inexhaustible power to illuminate the heart of darkness within Everyman.
The End of the Tether is the story of a worn-out "fire-boat" and her crew-Captain Henry "Daredevil Harry" Whalley, who commands his ship despite his blindeness which he is trying to keep secret; his co-partner Massey, who will stop at nothing to get the money he wants; the fawning Sterne, who has learned the captain's secret and tries to trade his knowledge for power; the young planter, Van Wyk, whose friendshipe for Whalley leads him to make a deal with a scoundrel; the drunken engineer, Jack whose ravings serve as a the catalyst at a fatal moment; and the far-away Ivey, Captain Whalley's only daughter, for whose sake the captain is forced to choose between life and death.