Heart of Darkness Book Summary

Thomas Hardly on 2/24/2011 10:51:55 PM

Heart of Darkness is a novella that first appeared in Blackwood Magazine as a three-part series in 1899. It employs a story within a story motif. The protagonist – Charles Marlow is an Englishman who goes to Africa on an assignment as a ferry boat captain. His journey into the wilderness of Africa and his meeting the fascinating Mr. Kurtz gives him an insight into the darkness of human heart. The book criticizes colonialism and exposes its darkness.
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The Reading Personality Quiz Comments

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Courtney on 8/18/2012 10:32:11 PM

I love books that are very sad and emotional

Maha on 4/2/2011 12:18:08 PM

I love fiction, more than anything else, but I also love to read facts and statistics in more of a fun fact form, not a full book. I like magazines that have interesting stories on science, and I love the human body. But I really love books that are placed in a different time period, and sometimes dramatic books help me take my mind of my own worries. I sneak in reading as much as I can in class, but I'm always busy. I love to sit and read on my bed, and many times I have fallen asleep reading a book! Reading is a powerful thing, it can take you to other worlds. Now, how many people can do that? Here is a cute quote:Never judge a book by its movie. ~ J. W. Eagan ~

favour on 3/1/2012 11:11:30 AM

i think that books are amazing i want to be an author when i grow older, I've already started writing my own books some are horror but some are a different genre. i hope my books get published one day !

val on 8/12/2011 10:40:42 PM

I just love all books, enjoyed the questions on this test

Paris on 8/25/2011 7:57:36 PM

im in grade nine at school, i love reading, i read nearly everyday