The novella written by Joseph Conrad, (Polish-British writer - 1857 - 1924) is 78 pages long. Conrad manages to evoke multiple themes in this densely packed novella. ''Joseph Conrad's most read novella Heart of Darkness has double meaning in its title. One dictionary meaning is that the title refers to the interior of the Africa called Congo. Another hidden meaning is, the title stands for the darkness or the primitiveness that every person possesses in his or her mind and heart.''
The main character, Charlie MarlowJoseph Conrad's book Heart of Darkness is set in the 1890s at the height of European colonization of Africa.
The main character, Charlie Marlow undertakes a dangerous journey deep into the African jungle to meet Kurtz, an important and mysterious ivory company agent who may have lost his mind.
When he arrives at his destination, Marlow's unforgettable encounter with Kurtz delivers powerful, unsettling questions about the nature of man, greed, and imperialism that have resonated long after the book's publication.
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