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Heart of Darkness Heart of Darkness, a novel by Joseph Conrad, was originally a three part series in Blackwood s Magazine in 1899 It is a story within a story, following a character named Charlie Marlow, who recounts his adventure to a group of men onboard an anchored ship The story told is of his early life as a ferry boat captain Although his job was to transport ivory downriver, Charlie develops an interest in investing an ivory procurement agent, Kurtz, who is employed by the government Preceded by his reputation as a brilliant emissary of progress, Kurtz has now established himself as a god among the natives in one of the darkest places on earth Marlow suspects something else of Kurtz he has gone mad.A reflection on corruptive European colonialism and a journey into the nightmare psyche of one of the corrupted, Heart of Darkness is considered one of the most influential works ever written.


About the Author: Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad born J zef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski was a Polish born English novelist who today is most famous for Heart of Darkness, his fictionalized account of Colonial Africa.Conrad left his native Poland in his middle teens to avoid conscription into the Russian Army He joined the French Merchant Marine and briefly employed himself as a wartime gunrunner He then began to work aboard Br



10 thoughts on “Heart of Darkness

  1. Sonanova Sonanova says:

    Proving yet again that doing a concept first will get you immortalized, while doing it WELL will make you an unknown and forgotten writer at best, I also learned that in Conrad s time, people could drone on and on with metaphors and it wasn t considered cliched, but art I blame this book and others like it for som


  2. Richard Richard says:

    First of all, get this straight Heart of Darkness is one of those classics that you have to have read if you want to consider yourself a well educated adult Having watched Apocalypse Now doesn t count if anything, it ups the ante, since that means you have to think about the similarities and differences for example,


  3. Sarah Fisher Sarah Fisher says:

    Never in all my life has 100 little pages made me contemplate suicideviolent suicide i had to finish it i had no choice yay college every page was literally painful.am i supposed to feel sorry for him because i don t i feel sorry for all of Africa getting invaded with dumbasses like this guy oh and in case you didn t get itthe


  4. Sean Barrs the Bookdragon Sean Barrs the Bookdragon says:

    Is Joseph Conrad a racist Well, that is a question, a question that is extremely difficult to answer There are certainly racist aspects within Heart of Darkness However, how far this is Conrad s own personal opinion is near impossible to tell Certainly, Marlowe, the protagonist and narrator, has some rather patronising notions as to


  5. Elise (TheBookishActress) Elise (TheBookishActress) says:

    From 1885 to 1908, an area in Africa now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, then under the rule of King Leopold II of Belgium, experienced an intense genocide Through the Red Rubber system, the people of the Congo were essentially enslaved to harvest rubber Those who failed to collect enough rubber had their hands chopped off Som


  6. Lyn Lyn says:

    We live in the flicker may it last as long as the old earth keeps rolling But darkness was here yesterday Marlow is not just a narrator or an alter ego of Conrad, but a universal everyman, timeless And that, to me, is the greatest appeal of this book, it is timeless Like a running blaze on a plain, like a flash of lightning in the clouds We live in


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  8. Jr Bacdayan Jr Bacdayan says:

    Picture Review of Heart of DarknessVisual Key White Man named Michael Cera represents Imperialism Sunset shows the impending darkness that is latently inside manSea represents the Congo River Moustache represents author Joseph Conrad who also has his own impressive facial hairRed Bonnet is a horrible choice of headwear thus might prompt one to remark the horror


  9. Megha Megha says:

    It was a breathtaking read There are few books which make such a powerful impression as Heart of darkness does Written than a century ago, the book and its undying theme hold just as much significance even today Intense and compelling, it looks into the darkest recesses of human nature Conrad takes the reader through a horrific tale in a very gripping voice.I couldn t


  10. Samadrita Samadrita says:

    Overrated Over hated Over analyzed Over referenced.


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