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Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad, 1902
Famous for: THE HORROR! THE HORROR!

Joseph Conrad had, shall we say, a complicated relationship with the concept of imperialism. So complicated, in fact, that he spent most of Heart of Darkness trying to sort out his feelings on the subject. His conclusion? It’s the main theme of Heart of Darkness, so much so that perhaps he could have titled his masterpiece, Heart of Hypocrisy.

 

 

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