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.