Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness (EBook, 2014, Standard Ebooks) 4 stars

Originally published serially as a three-part story, Heart of Darkness is a short but thematically …

Not a review …

4 stars

… because reviewing Heart of Darkness, would be preposterous – classics be classics for a reason. Two observations:

  1. Heart of Darkness has aged very well; better than most late Victorian literature, I’d venture to say. If all you remember of Conrad is some Eng Lit course dross, give him a second chance.
  2. If context is your thing, read King Leopold’s Ghost before (re)reading this. Knowing about the Congo Conrad was inspired by gives his story another depth entirely.