Heart of Darkness

Front Cover
Legend Press, Jan 31, 2020 - Congo River - 112 pages

No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one's existence--that which makes its truth, its meaning--its subtle and penetrating essence. It is impossible. We live, as we dream--alone. Regarded as one of greatest English novels of the twentieth century, Heart of Darkness tracks the aftermath of a disturbing voyage up the Congo River. This provocative novel, inspired by Joseph Conrad's own experiences, touches on economic, social and political exploitation. Almost 100 years after publication, this timeless classic provided the inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 film Apocalypse Now.

Other editions - View all

About the author (2020)

Joseph Conrad is one of the greatest and most influential novelists to write in the English language. His stories, often with a nautical setting, explore ambiguity, courage, and the trials of the human condition. Many authors claim a debt to Conrad, most notably F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, William Burroughs, Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, Joan Didion, and Thomas Pynchon.

Bibliographic information