Heart of Darkness: a Choice of Nightmares

  • Patrick Reilly


Heart of Darkness is a text organised around certain major concepts and the relationships and tensions between them: civilisation and darkness, the mystery of restraint, the salvationary nature of work, the status and cost of knowledge. What follows is an attempt, with Gulliver’s Travels as template, to trace these ideas as they interact with each other through the book in the belief that the meaning will thereby reveal itself.


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© Patrick Reilly 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Reilly
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  1. 1.University of GlasgowScotland

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