Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

Book - 2007 1975
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Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the enigmatic Kurtz. Travelling to the heart of the African continent, he discovers how Kurtz has gained his position of power and influence over the local people. Marlow's struggle to fathom his experience involves him in a radical questioning of not only his own nature and values but the nature and values of his society.
A group of white men journeys up the Congo River to invade the jungles of the Belgian Congo, in an effort to rob the natives of their ivory.
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2007. 1975
ISBN: 9780140035667
Characteristics: xlvii, 136 p. : map ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Congo diary


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Oct 05, 2017

Several layers of meaning, based on historical fact, and readers left to draw conclusions. Thought provoking, insightful, and yet mysterious- fully enjoyable. Should be read more than once.

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