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Publication Date: 2016
One tranquil evening, while at anchor in England, Charles Marlow recounts the tale of his first voyage as a ship’s captain—a trip into the heart of the Congo to the Company’s Inner Station, managed by Mr. Kurtz, who is feared ill.
Over the course of Marlow’s voyage into the Congo, he comes face to face with the darkest depths of the jungle, and arrives at the Inner Station to discover that the nature of Kurtz’s illness is madness itself.
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