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Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad

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Description:

Horror awaits Charlie Marlow, a seaman assigned by an ivory company to retrieve a cargo boat along with one of its employees, Mr. Kurtz, who is stranded deep in the heart of the Belgian Congo. Marlow's journey up the brooding dark river soon becomes a struggle to maintain his own sanity as he witnesses the brutalization of the natives by white traders and then discovers the enigmatic Mr. Kurtz. Kurtz, once a genius and the company's most successful representative, has become a savage; his compound is decorated by a row of human heads mounted on spears. It soon becomes clear that the demonic mastermind, liberated from the conventions of European culture, has traded his soul to become ruler of his own horrific dominion. Acclaimed to be one of the great, albeit disturbing, visionary works of western civilization, Joseph Conrad's haunting tale dramatizes the stark realities of Africa in the colonial period. Heart of Darkness reflects the physical and psychological tragedies that Conrad had experienced while working in the Belgian Congo in 1890. It is also the basis of Francis Ford Coppola's Academy Award-winning film Apocalypse Now.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

4h 41m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:41


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:24


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:11


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:13


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:13


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:15


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:09


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:34


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:13


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:47


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:38


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:52


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:06


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:40


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:36


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:42