Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad #Free #eBook #Amazon #Kindle

Heart of Darkness_Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is available for free for a limited time from Amazon as an eBook for the Kindle.

River steamboat captain Charles Marlow has set forth on the Congo in Africa to find the enigmatic European trader Mr. Kurtz. Preceded by his reputation as a brilliant emissary of progress, Kurtz has now established himself as a god among the natives in “one of the darkest places on earth.” Marlow suspects something else of Kurtz: he has gone mad.

A reflection on corrupt European colonialism and a journey into the nightmare psyche of one of the corrupted, Heart of Darkness is considered one of the most influential works ever written.

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3 comments

  1. Hi Jason,
    I absolutely love Conrad’s book. I did my graduate study research project on this book. Conrad was one of the very first authors to really expose the brutality of the slave trade in the Congo. This work brought home to the readers of that time just what was happening in the Congo. For that, he was criticized. In later years, he has been accused of racism because of his portrayal of Africans, but he exposed the brutal truth of how they were being dehumanized by greedy European companies. I truly believe this is a multi-layered work that should be read by a wider audience. This is a great recommendation for readers. It is at times a very emotionally difficult work to absorb, but it is so worth it.

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