Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness is one of the most read and thoroughly analyzed adventure novels of all time. On the face of it, the book is a fairly straightforward tale about the narrator Marlow’s journey on a small steamboat up the Congo River to find the ivory trader and commander of a trading post, Kurtz.

It is also, however, a ground-breaking history of morality, civilization, racism, imperialism and the drive to seek out and explore blank spaces on the map.

Heart of Darkness did not only provide inspiration for Coppola’s movie Apocalypse Now but is also regularly listed as one the best novels in English from the 20. Century. Download the free PDF e-book here:

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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