Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

3.57 (5,158 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , Series edited by  , Introduction and notes by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Not expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas Not expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas


Introduction and Notes by Gene M. Moore, Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Generally regarded as the pre-eminent work of Conrad's shorter fiction, Heart 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.

The other two stories in this book - Youth and The End of the Tether - concern the sea and those who sail upon it, a genre in which Conrad reigns supreme.
show more

Out of ideas for the holidays?

Visit our Gift Guides and find our recommendations on what to get friends and family during the holiday season. Shop now .

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 13mm | 154g
  • Herts, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1853262404
  • 9781853262401
  • 28,326

Looking for beautiful books?

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Shop now .

Table of contents

Youth: A Narrative Heart of Darkness The End of the Tether
show more

Review Text

Wordsworth Classics covers a huge list of beloved works of literature in English and translations....
show more

About Joseph Conrad

Introduction and Notes by Gene M. Moore, Universiteit van Amsterdam
show more

Rating details

5,158 ratings
3.57 out of 5 stars
5 24% (1,240)
4 32% (1,655)
3 27% (1,371)
2 11% (593)
1 6% (299)

Our customer reviews

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.show more
by Don Dealga
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X