Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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In one section of Heart of Darkness, the narrator and his companions are sailing on the River Thames near London, England. What does Marlow mean when he says in paragraph 2 that England "has been one...

In one section of Heart of Darkness, the narrator and his companions are sailing on the River Thames near London, England. What does Marlow mean when he says in paragraph 2 that England "has been one of the dark places of earth"?

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In Heart of Darkness, Polish-English novelist Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) draws from his own experience in Africa; he once piloted a Belgian steamboat on a trading mission that took him through rivers and tributaries deep into the Congo.

As the novel opens, an unnamed narrator and four other long-time friends friends relax aboard a...

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