Usually I am excited about starting the next book on The Well Educated Mind reading list, and this time is no exception. The next book is Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, and my copy is from Barnes & Noble Classics.
Since I am completely ignorant about who Joseph Conrad is, I was glad to read the section about the author. I learned that he socialized in literary circles, including Henry James, author of The Portrait of a Lady, and Stephen Crane, author of The Red Badge of Courage.
I also learned that in 1979 Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now was inspired by Heart of Darkness. I never saw the film, but a quick Google search says this:
Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic war film set during the Vietnam War, directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, and Martin Sheen.
Sounds like a guy flick.
Looks like I found another rental for movie night with my unsuspecting husband. (After I finish Heart of Darkness first, of course.)
Join me and the WEMers at Classic Case of Madness as we embark on another journey through the classics.