Heart of Darkness (Paperback)
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DescriptionHeart of Darkness is a chilling tale of horror which, as the author intended, is capable of many interpretations. Set in the Congo during the period of rapid colonial expansion in the 19th century, the story deals with the highly disturbing effects of economic, social and political exploitation of European and African societies and the cataclysmic behaviour this induced in some individuals. A very influential story, it provided the plot of the film Apocalpyse Now.
- Published: 01 January 1998
- Format: Paperback 240 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781853262401 ISBN 10: 1853262404
- Sales rank: 3,968
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Reviews for Heart of Darkness
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Ironic or Racist?
A seminal work of the modernist Western literary canon.
The never ending debate about whether Heart of Darkness has a dark racist heart continues giving the book a continuing import, relevance and resonance.
As a document it captures the savage and fanatic vision that drove Western Imperialist projects in 19th Century Africa. As literature it continues to provoke questions. by Don Dealga