Heart of Darkness – Cardano

by Joseph Conrad — eBook

“Heart of Darkness” is a novella written by Joseph Conrad, first published in 1899. It is considered one of the most important works in English literature and a classic of modernist literature. The story is framed as a narrative within a narrative and is primarily set in the Congo Free State (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) during the late 19th century, during the height of European colonialism in Africa.

The novella follows the journey of Charles Marlow, an English seaman and narrator, who is hired by a Belgian trading company to captain a steamboat up the Congo River into the African interior. Marlow’s mission is to find Kurtz, a mysterious ivory trader who has gone deep into the jungle and become a figure of myth and legend among the native Africans and European colonists alike.

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The River Boat
53 Unique Designs
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= 53 eBooks
eBook Numbers 429 – 481
(11% of Supply)

The Band of Natives
51 Unique Designs
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= 51 eBooks
eBook Numbers 378 – 428
(10.58% of Supply)

The Congo River
49 Unique Designs
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eBook Numbers 329 – 377
(10.17% of Supply)

The Hollow Kurtz
48 Unique Designs
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eBook Numbers 281 – 328
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The Symbolic Masking
46 Unique Designs
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eBook numbers 235 – 280
(9.54% of Supply)

The Fiancée of Kurtz
44 Unique Designs
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eBook Numbers 191 – 234
(9.13% of Supply)

The African Mistress of Kurtz
41 Unique Designs
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eBook Numbers 150 – 190
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The Darkened Marlow
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eBook numbers 110 – 149
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The Other Narrator
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eBook Numbers 77 – 109
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The Ivory Trade
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eBook Numbers 47 – 76
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The Heart of Darkness
29 Unique Designs
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eBook numbers 18 – 46
(6.02% of Supply)

The Cannibals On Board
18 Unique Designs
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eBook Numbers 0 – 17
(3.73% of Supply)

About this Book

From Wikipedia: Heart of Darkness (1899) is a novella by Polish-English novelist Joseph Conrad in which the sailor Charles Marlow tells his listeners the story of his assignment as steamer captain for a Belgian company in the African interior. The novel is widely regarded as a critique of European colonial rule in Africa, whilst also examining the themes of power dynamics and morality. Although Conrad does not name the river on which most of the narrative takes place, at the time of writing the Congo Free State, the location of the large and economically important Congo River, was a private colony of Belgium’s King Leopold II. Marlow is given a text by Kurtz, an ivory trader working on a trading station far up the river, who has “gone native” and is the object of Marlow’s expedition.

Central to Conrad’s work is the idea that there is little difference between “civilised people” and “savages.” Heart of Darkness implicitly comments on imperialism and racism. The novella’s setting provides the frame for Marlow’s story of his fascination for the prolific ivory trader Kurtz. Conrad draws parallels between London (“the greatest town on earth”) and Africa as places of darkness

Originally issued as a three-part serial story in Blackwood’s Magazine to celebrate the 1000th edition of the magazine, Heart of Darkness has been widely republished and translated in many languages. It provided the inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 film Apocalypse Now. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Heart of Darkness 67th on their list of the 100 best novels in English of the 20th century.

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