Heart of Darkness is a frame tale, a novel where a story is told within another story. It may actually be several frame tales in one, but we’ll get there when we get there.
We begin by joining the author’s company on a cruise along the mouth of the Thames, where they watch the sunset in serene brilliance- that is not without an ominous air.
There are many things to note about this opening scene.
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I am very fond of the novel Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. I am one of the only two people I know with this fondness. The other one is my mother.
I’m writing this guide to Heart of Darkness to help people make sense of a book that can be hard to read and harder to understand.
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