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Key Facts About Heart of Darkness

Complete title: Heart of Darkness

Written By: Joseph Conrad

Genre: Symbolism, adventure tale, colonial literature

Time and Place of writing: England in 1899

Date of first publication: Blackwood’s Magazine, 1899. Later published in the volume Youth: A Narrative; and Two Other Stories in 1902

Major Conflict: Marlow and Kurtz face conflict between their views of themselves as civilized men and the temptation to abandon morality after leaving the context of modern society.