VINTAGE VOYAGES: A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind
Life on the river is brutal, and unknown threats lurk in the darkness; the silence of the jungle is broken only by the ominous sound of drumming.
Marlow's mission to captain a steamer upriver into the dense interior leads him into conflict with the others who haunt the forest. But his decision to hunt down the mysterious Mr Kurtz, an ivory trader who is the subject of sinister rumours, leads him into more than just physical peril.
"This small novel is written with intense clarity - sentence for sentence it is still more unsettling than many unpleasant books that have been written since"