Seaman Charlie Marlowe takes a decaying steamboat on a perilous voyage to the heart of Africa. His mission is to retrieve an ivory agent named Kurtz, taken sick at his remote trading station on the Congo River. The cruelty that Marlowe witnesses on his journey, and his eventual meeting with the legendary Kurtz, force him to question not only his own nature and values, but the very basis of European civilisation.
Informed by Conrad's personal experience of Africa, and reflecting the savagery of life in the Belgian Congo, Heart of Darkness is an indictment of the evils of colonialism.
Tales of Unrest is a collection of five compelling short stories in which Conrad explores the nature of the soul and man's psychological malaise.
About the Author
Joseph Conrad was a British novelist and a short story writer of Polish descent born - to Polish parents in in Berdychiv - now Ukraine, and what used to be the Russian Empire at the time when he was born. He was granted British nationality at the age of 28, in 1886.