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Heart of Darkness
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The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest. The flood had made, the wind was nearly calm, and being bound down the river, the only thing for it was to come to and wait for the turn of the tide.
The sea-reach of the Thames stretched before us like the beginning of an interminable waterway. In the offing the sea and the sky were welded together without a joint, and in the luminous space the tanned sails of the barges drifting up with the tide seemed to stand still in red clusters of canvas sharply peaked, with gleams of varnished sprits. A haze rested on the low shores that ran out to sea in vanishing flatness. The air was dark above Gravesend, and farther back still seemed condensed into a mournful gloom, brooding motionless over the biggest, and the greatest, town on earth.
Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. He was granted British nationality in 1886 but always considered himself a Pole.
Average Review: 1 Review
I really enjoyed this dark, disturbing, almost oppressive novel. The writing is superb. I must admit that I read the whole thing in one sitting it enraptured me so much in its storyline. Conrad's descriptions of the setting, the thick forests, the column like trees, really fascinated me. I think this novel is going to stay on my mind for a while. Read this and follow one man's journey (or descent) into the heart of darkness.