Release Date: 25th September, 2007
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Penguin inaugurates a series of revised editions of Conrad's finest works, with new introductions.
Exploring the workings of consciousness as well as the grim realities of imperialism, Heart of Darkness tells of Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, who journeys into the heart of the African continent to discover how the enigmatic Kurtz has gained power over the local people.
Okay, so some of you might know that Judith read this for her university course late last year, and hated it. You would think this would put me off reading a book but no, I have endless amounts of morbid curiosity to read the novels that everyone hates, which usually starts off with me thinking ‘well I’m sure this can’t have been that bad’ and ends with ‘I will have nightmares about how terrible this book was’. Basically I have issues and should probably seek medical help. At any rate though, I already had Heart of Darkness on my shelves since it was on the book list for one of my university modules and having never gotten round to reading it I just needed a reason to pick it up. I am just going to blame Judith for the hours I wasted on this insufferably boring excuse for a classic novel, yup. It’s her fault completely *nods*