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Publisher Description

Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (1902) is an expose of the cruelty that the author observed when he worked briefly in the Belgian Congo. The story is based on a journey that Conrad took up the Congo River in 1890, during King Leopold II of Belgium’s abusive rule of the area. The main thread follows the journey of the ferry-boat captain, Marlow, who must return Kurtz, an ivory trader, to Europe. The severely ill Kurtz dies on the journey after handling Marlow a collection of papers. Back in Europe, Marlow gives these to a journalist instead of those for which they were intended. 

Heart of Darkness is a story of many layers and nuances, not only about exploitation but also about the emptiness which follows when the delusion behind certain lofty ideals is revealed.

GENRE
Classics
NARRATOR
LW
Lee Winfield
LENGTH
04:05
hr min
RELEASED
2020
August 26
PUBLISHER
MuseumAudiobooks.com
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
212.5
MB