"She sat amongst the rubber plants reading Heart of Darkness"
Collecting Rubber in Forest of Lusambo (Lualaba-Kassai) (c. 1905)
Public DomainCollecting Rubber in Forest of Lusambo (Lualaba-Kassai) (c. 1905) - Credit: Henry Wellington Wack

Heart of Darkness is a novel by Joseph Conrad.

The story recounts an expedition into the Congolese jungle in search of a company agent who has let the Tropics get the better of him, hence the humour of someone reading it whilst surrounded by rubber plants.  Rubber trees come from the Amazon, but large commercial plantations were established in King Leopold's Congo Free State. 

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