Heart Of Darkness – Narrative Ambiguity And Imperialist Anxieties

Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is a novel preoccupied with the concept of ’empire’. It also has a rather problematic relationship with the realist aesthetic which was the predominant nineteenth-century literary mode. This article aims to place Conrad’s novel within an imperialist context, assessing some on the underlying fears, for example hidden facets from the […]