Heart of Darkness

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

It is the late nineteenth century, and colonial powers have claimed various parts of the African continent. Marlow, a riverboat captain for a Belgian ivory trading firm, is traveling up the Congo River to meet Kurtz, the manager of one of the company’s trading stations. Marlow witnesses the brutal colonization practices and treatment of the native inhabitants. Equally fascinated and puzzled by Kurtz, who is both feared and treated like a god by the natives, Marlow tries to understand this mad man. Exploring the roots of evil amidst the corrupt influence of imperialism, this unabridged version of the horror novella by Polish author Joseph Conrad was first published serially in England in 1899.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Fiction, Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand First Avenue Classics ™
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS FIC004000, FIC019000
Dewey 823'.912
Lexile 970
ATOS Reading Level 9.0
Accelerated Reader® Points 10.0
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Author: Joseph Conrad