Joseph Conrad, “Heart of Darkness”


-One of the 100 best novels in English of the twentieth century

Heart of Darkness (1899) is a novella by Polish-British novelist Joseph Conrad about a narrated voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State in the Heart of Africa.

Charles Marlow, the narrator, tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames. This setting provides the frame for Marlow’s story of his obsession with the ivory trader Kurtz, which enables Conrad to create a parallel between what Conrad calls “the greatest town on earth”, London, and Africa as places of darkness. Central to Conrad’s work is the idea that there is little difference between “civilised people” and those described as “savages”; Heart of Darkness raises questions about imperialism and racism.

Only 40,000 words long, this story of colonial brutality is a mesmerisingly ambiguous voyage into the darkest parts of the soul.

Heart of Darkness provided the inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 film Apocalypse Now.


Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language.


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  • Publisher: Intra S.r.l.s. (June 6, 2021)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 114 pages
  • ISBN-13: 979-1259910639
  • Weight: 181 g
  • Dimensions: 12.7 x 0.74 x 20,32 cm
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