Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Summaries & Analysis

This section has plot summaries and analysis of the novella. They include the main action of the sections and explanations of thematic and character development.

Conrad divided the novella into three parts demarcated via roman numerals. For ease of summary and analysis, we've further subdivided those parts into sections. Page numbers refer to the Signet Classics edition.

Part I, Section 1

Part I, Section 2

Part I, Section 3

Part II, Section 1

Part II, Section 2

Part III, Section 1

Part III, Section 2

Part III, Section 3