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"The horror! The horror!”
I read somewhere the journey into an unnamed African river in this book represents the exploration of the darkness of human nature. This work seems both real and surreal, probably because it reflects Conrad’s life experiences in the Congo.
Although the setting of the story has changed, this novel and its theme are still relevant.
I’d like to hear what the other reviewers feel this book should/could be classified as.
The book Heart of Darkness combines literary elegance and simplicity at a level not seen since the days of shakespeare; The book is about a man's trip to the African Congo in a steamer during the heyday of Imperialism, whilst the book has racist elements it only reflects Conrad's thoughts at the time; and in a way, the book itself is a reflection of the author's experience in the Congo himself. Overall Heart of Darkness is a good read even though it is a bit short and does have quite a simple preface