Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Introduction by: Adam Hochschild
Notes by: Timothy Hayes

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143106586
  • 144 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


Joseph Conrad’s enduring portrait of the ugliness of colonialism in a deluxe edition with a gripping cover by Hellboy artist Mike Mignola


Heart of Darkness is the thrilling tale of Marlow, a seaman and wanderer recounting his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz. Traveling upriver into the heart of the African continent, he gradually becomes obsessed by this enigmatic, wraith-like figure. Marlow’s discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a radical questioning, not only of his own nature and values, but of those that underpin Western civilization itself.

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