Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

And, the Secret Sharer

eBook - 2004
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The story of the civilized, enlightened Mr. Kurtz who embarks on a harrowing journey into the savage heart of Africa and the saga of a young, inexperienced skipper forced to decide the fate of a fugitive sailor who killed a man in self-defense.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2004, c1981
Edition: Bantam classic ed
ISBN: 9780553898545
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 183 p.)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Secret sharer [ebook]


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Mar 22, 2017

One of the greatest books ever written. THE HORROR THE HORROR ~

Nov 29, 2010

I was taken off-guard by this novel: how can such a short book be so dense? The intensity of the descriptions, the detail of the story, but at the same time of choppiness of the narrative - all these elements made it very hard for me to concentrate on the storyline, the themes and even the characters. While the criticism of imperialism and colonialism is clear, the novel left me perplexed more than it answered my questions, both as to Kurtz's destiny and to Marlow's silence about the events. A book I would have to reread with a clear intent of studying it rather than reading it for mere pleasure.

May 28, 2010

"Heart of Darkness" is an amazing horror story. I remember in high school everyone who had to read it for class told me it was the stupidest thing ever; I wish I hadn't listened to them. I finally read it a few years ago and it's absolutely awesome. I have heard it said that the best writers of English prose are Conrad, Joyce and Faulkner. I've never had a taste for Joyce but I'd say Conrad is better than Faulkner.


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Nov 29, 2010

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