Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness is a short novel by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, written as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow's life as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa. The river is "a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths of the land." In the course of his travel in central Africa, Marlow becomes obsessed with Mr. Kurtz. The story is a complex exploration of the attitudes people hold on what constitutes a barbarian versus a civilized society and the attitudes on colonialism and racism that were part and parcel of European imperialism. Originally published as a three-part serial story, in Blackwood's Magazine, the novella Heart of Darkness has been variously published and translated into many languages. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Heart of Darkness one of the hundred best novels in English of the twentieth century.
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HEART OF DARKNESS CRITICAL REVIEW
I really think it is a good book that more people should read it it”s a good book for when you have nothing to do it would be good for keeping you busy especially if you like to read or have a lot of time to read or just when your sitting around on a really cold day or just relaxing and you want something to do that will keep you busy it to me is a very interesting book and if it was me i really think more people should give the book a try it”s very good book and i really think anybody who ever see it or finds it that it would be a good book especially if you love to read when you have nothing better to do or when your bored if I had a choice between any other book and i could find heart of darkness i would choose this book because it is a very long and and seems like an interesting book to me.
1/5 stars, this was super racist and makes great material for proving racism in the early 20th century.