display | more...
Marlow is a semiautobiographical character appearing in novels by Joseph Conrad. Marlow is a seaman and the narrator of Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim.

"I don't want to bother you much with what happened to me personally," says Marlow at the beginning of Heart of Darkness. An amusing comment given that the entire book can be viewed as a higly personal experience. This shows Conrad to be definitely writing in the 20th Century.

Town in Buckinghamshire, southern England, UK, on the River Thames. Curiously not afflicted by the rampant overdevelopment seen in nearby High Wycombe. Call me cynical, but I think it may have something to do with the large numbers of rich Tory voters there.

A character in Joseph Conrad's story Heart of Darkness, often confused with the narrator. Actually, Marlow is not the narrator of Heart of Darkness. There is another -- unnamed -- narrator who tells the reader the story that Marlows tells that Kurtz tells. Voices upon voices upon voices.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.