The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it.

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Original Citation

Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness. Blackwood's Magazine, Feb. 1899 - April 1899.

Current Citation

Conrad, Joseph. "Heart of Darkness." Heart of Darkness and Other Tales. Edited by Cedric Watts. Oxford University Press, 2008, ch. 1.