Heart of Darkness
In Conrad's haunting tale, Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the enigmatic Kurtz. Traveling 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Kristelh - LibraryThing
Hypocrisy of imperialism. A good companion read to Things Fall Apart and The Poisonwood Bible. Tells the the story of Marlow, a sailor who describes his journey up the Congo River to meet Kurtz. Mans ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PilgrimJess - LibraryThing
“Your strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others.” I remember reading this book many years ago when I realised that one of my favourite all-time books, Thomas Kenneally's "The ... Read full review