A riverboat captain named Marlow receives a simple assignment: to float upriver, deep into the heart of the colonized Congo, and find a wayward ivory trader named Kurtz. Yet the job is much more than it seems. Life in the jungle has transformed Kurtz into a sick, dangerous, ambitious, and manipulative man, and the search to find him begins to weigh heavily on Marlow's soul.
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Great book (it's not racist)
This is an amazing book which everyone who enjoys literature should read. For all the people who are calling this book racist I would like to remind you that the book was written in the late 1800's and is about how there is very little difference between the "savages" of Africa and the "civilized people" of Europe.