Early in Conrad’s 1903 novella, Marlow makes a comment “one of the dark places on earth”. About what place does he say this?
The story opens with an unnamed narrator describing five men, apparently colleagues, on a boat anchored on the River Thames
As dusk settles in and they await the turning of the tide. The narrator cites a passenger known as Charlie Marlow, the only one of the men who “still followed the sea.” Marlow makes a comment about London having been “one of the dark places on earth”; thus begins the story of Marlow and a job he took as captain of a steamship in Africa.
Discovery channel exploring the dark places