Heart of Darkness has been considered for most of this century as a literary classic, and also as a powerful indictment of the evils of imperialism. It reflects the savage repressions carried out in the Congo by the Belgians in one of the largest acts of genocide committed up to that time. Conrad's narrator encounters at the end of the story a man named Kurtz, dying, insane, and guilty of unspeakable atrocities.
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'As powerful a condemnation of imperialism as has ever been written' --The Observer
'Once experienced, it is hard to let Heart of Darkness go. A masterpiece of surprise, of expression and psychological nuance, of fury at colonial expansion and of how men make the least of life... endlessly readable and worthy of rereading' --The Telegraph
Only edition with complete Diary of Congo, edited by leading Conrad scholar Professor Z. Najder
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140623434