Book Quote – Joseph Conrad

“I had turned to the wilderness really,  not to Mr Kurtz who, I was ready to admit , was as good as buried. And for a moment it seemed to me as if I also were buried in a vast grave of unspeakable secrets. I felt the intolerable weight oppressing my breast, the smell of the damp earth, the unseen presence of victorious corruption, the darkness of an impending night. … The Russian tapped me on the shoulder.”

 

From Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (1899)

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