Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conran
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conran
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conran
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conran
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conran
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conran
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conran
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conran
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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conran

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A haunting Modernist masterpiece and the inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola's Oscar-winning film Apocalypse Now, Heart of Darkness explores the limits of human experience and the nightmarish realities of imperialism.

Conrad's narrator Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz: dying, insane, and guilty of unspeakable atrocities. Travelling upriver to the heart of the African continent, he gradually becomes obsessed by this enigmatic, wraith-like figure. Marlow's discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a radical questioning, not only of his own nature and values, but also those of western civilisation.

'Seems to reach into the heart of Conrad himself' Peter Ackroyd

Our favourite quote: 'We live as we dream--alone....'

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