Set in the enigmatic Africa of the nineteenth century Heart of Darkness is the tale of Marlow, a captain of a river steamboat of an ivory trading company. As he travels up the Congo River Marlow hears about a Mr. Kurtz, an ivory trader, who holds godly sway over the locals. Finally, he reaches the Kurtz’s station and finds himself at the heart of corruption at a most unlikely place among a most primitive and innocent people. The most celebrated or Conard’s works Heart of Darkness is an elegy of human existence under Imperialism. Its impact remains the same even after over 100 years of its first publication. It has been translated in nearly all important world languages and has regularly been adapted for radio, television and film.