Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

By Joseph Conrad

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Synopsis

"Heart of Darkness", by Joseph Conrad, is widely regarded as a significant work of English literature and has been the most influential in shaping Western culture. The story tells of Charles Marlow, an Englishman who took a foreign assignment from a Belgian trading company as a ferry-boat captain in Africa. "Heart of Darkness" exposes the dark side of European colonization while exploring the three levels of darkness that Marlow encounters: the darkness of the Congo wilderness, the darkness of the Europeans cruel treatment of the natives, and the unfathomable darkness within every human being for committing heinous acts of evil.

Joseph Conrad