These are the final words spoken by Mr. Kurtz in Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness,” the story of a man who travels into the jungle to seek his fortune and who instead finds an all-consuming moral and spiritual wilderness. Conrad’s tale of the darkness that festers in the heart of the civilized is one of the most enduring works of twentieth-century literature and a touchstone for many later works of fiction inspired by its somber theme. This collection of Conrad’s best fiction includes an additional five tales of the land and sea and the intrepid men who adventure upon them.
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About the Author
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) grew up amid political unrest in Russian-occupied Poland. After twenty years at sea with the French and British merchant navies, he settled in England in 1894. Over the next three decades he revolutionized the English novel with books such as Typhoon, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, and especially Heart of Darkness, his best-known and most influential work.
Date of Birth:December 3, 1857
Date of Death:August 3, 1924
Place of Birth:Berdiczew, Podolia, Russia
Place of Death:Bishopsbourne, Kent, England
Education:Tutored in Switzerland. Self-taught in classical literature. Attended maritime school in Marseilles, France