Heart of Darkness (1899) is a short novel by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, written as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow's life as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa. The river is "a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths of the land". In the course of his travel in central Africa, Marlow becomes obsessed with Mr. Kurtz.
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This is one of those books the ones that sneak up on you, they're not necassacerily easy (or much fun) to read, but years later you find that they've implanted images in you so strongly that they are sometimes hard to tell from real memories. They aren't always pleasant, but I for one have treasured mine for the thirty odd years that have passed since I first read this work. Such books are called classics and deservedly so; they change those that read them, and by extension, they change society-alex rieneck
Heart of darkness
Intelligent,perfect grammar, re read it you must , for when you re read that is you will learn . I understood it so much better, the horrer, the horrer
Heart of Darkness
Hard going...I know it's a classic, but...