English Graded Reader (Easy Reader): Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad, Retold by James Butler
English Graded Reader (Easy Reader), 112 page fully-illustrated book+ audio CD. Level B2(Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
Beautifully designed and illustrated easy reader complete with grammar and comprehension exercises. The text includes an introduction in accessible English containing interesting facts that place the story into context as well as a glossary at the bottom of the page which explains difficult terms. The audio CD contains both a complete reading of the text by a professional narrator and a set of pronunciation exercises. The combined package of book and CD work brilliantly together to create a wonderful, captivating learning resource for beginners of English.
English Graded Reader (Easy Reader): Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad - Summary:
Marlow, a merchant sailor, travels through colonial Africa. He makes a perilous journey by steamboat to rescue Kurtz, an agent, who is seriously ill. He arrives at Kurtz’s station to find that the agent has taken control of the whole area. In his complete isolation from civilised society Kurtz has instituted a brutal system of human sacrifice and magic to enthral the natives.
Conrad and the Colonial Experience