Heart of Darkness The Secret Sharer Author:Joseph Conrad The dark places of the human soul - this is the region that Joseph Conrad so brilliantly explores. In the steaming jungles of the Congo or the vast reaches of the sea, it is man's capacity for good and for evil that is his enduring theme. — Heart of Darkness tells of a powerful European, Kurtz, who reverts to awful savagery in an isolated ... more »native trading post.
The Secret Sharer describes the terrible conflict of a young captain who is torn between his duty to his ship and his loyalty to a young officer with whom he identifies himself after the murder of a mutinous crew member.
Compelling, vivid, exotic, suspenseful, these are among the half-dozen greatest short novels in the English language. "To make you hear, to make you feel, above all to make you see" -- this was the first and last, the aim of Conrad.