Friday, November 12, 2010

Feature Fridays

Today's classic is Heart of Darkness (1902) by Joseph Conrad.

A masterpiece of twentieth-century writing, Heart of Darkness exposes the tenuous fabric that holds "civilization" together and the brutal horror at the center of European colonialism. Conrad's crowning achievement recounts Marlow's physical and psychological journey deep into the heart of the Belgian Congo in search of the mysterious trader Kurtz.

Did you know? The most famous adaptation of Heart of Darkness is the 1979 movie Apocalypse Now, which moves the story from the Congo to Vietnam.

You can read Heart of Darkness online for free at Read Print.

Have you read this classic?

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