… because reviewing Heart of Darkness, would be preposterous – classics be classics for a reason. Two observations:
- Heart of Darkness has aged very well; better than most late Victorian literature, I’d venture to say. If all you remember of Conrad is some Eng Lit course dross, give him a second chance.
- If context is your thing, read King Leopold’s Ghost before (re)reading this. Knowing about the Congo Conrad was inspired by gives his story another depth entirely.