Heart of Darkness by Conrad

Heart of Darkness Paperback Jan 1 1920

By Conrad
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The story centres on Charles Marlow, who narrates most of the book. He is an Englishman who takes a foreign assignment from a Belgian trading company as a river-boat captain in Africa. Heart of Darkness exposes the dark side of European colonization while exploring the three levels of darkness that the protagonist, Marlow, encounters: the darkness of the Congo wilderness, the darkness of the Europeans' cruel treatment of the African natives, and the unfathomable darkness within every human being for committing heinous acts of evil. Although Conrad does not give the name of the river, at the time of writing the Congo Free State, the location of the large and important Congo River, was a private colony of Belgium's King Leopold II. In the story, Marlow is employed to transport ivory downriver. However, his more pressing assignment is to return Kurtz, another ivory trader, to civilization, in a cover-up. Kurtz has a reputation throughout the region.

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
Bantam USA
Publication date
Jan 1 1920
Language
English
Pages
204
ISBN-13
9780553212143
ISBN-10
0553212141
Weight
110.0g
Dimensions
107.0mm x 175.0mm

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