Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

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by Joseph Conrad

ISBN# 978-0486264646

English IV AP

Heart of Darkness is a novella written in 1899 by Anglo-Polish novelist Joseph Conrad.  It a tale about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa, by the story's narrator Marlow. Marlow tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames, London, England. This setting provides the frame for Marlow's story of his obsession with the ivory trader Kurtz, which enables Conrad to create a parallel between London and Africa as places of darkness. Central to Conrad's work is the idea that there is little difference between so-called civilized people and those described as savages; Heart of Darkness raises important questions about imperialism and racism