Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness (1902) was first published as a three-part series in 1899 in Blackwood's Magazine. It presents the story of the raconteur, Marlow, who has been assigned to a foreign mission by a Belgian trading company on Congo River. Its subject is the dark heart of humanity, its message that man is basically malevolent and that his ills are only veiled by civilization.
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