The story of steamboat captain Marlow's voyage on the Congo River into the Congo Free State, where he meets and becomes fascinated by Mr Kurtz, one of the dominating figures of the region...
The book is a rich blend of adventure, human psychology and character development
The novella is one of the most discussed books in literature and is controversial for its depiction of the African characters in the story and has been accused of dehumanising the African people.
This is an unabridged edition.
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About the Author
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) grew up amid political unrest in Russian-occupied Poland. After twenty years at sea with the French and British merchant navies, he settled in England in 1894. Over the next three decades he revolutionized the English novel with books such as Typhoon, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, and especially Heart of Darkness, his best-known and most influential work.
Date of Birth:December 3, 1857
Date of Death:August 3, 1924
Place of Birth:Berdiczew, Podolia, Russia
Place of Death:Bishopsbourne, Kent, England
Education:Tutored in Switzerland. Self-taught in classical literature. Attended maritime school in Marseilles, France