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Heart of Darkness (Annotated Edition) - Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness (Annotated Edition)
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“Heart of Darkness” is a novel by Joseph Conrad (1857-1924). It was first published in 1899.The story takes place in Congo, at the end of XIX century. It narrates the story of Marlow, a British sailor who went to Congo to work for a commercial company. He is assigned to travel up the river, in... show more
“Heart of Darkness” is a novel by Joseph Conrad (1857-1924). It was first published in 1899.The story takes place in Congo, at the end of XIX century. It narrates the story of Marlow, a British sailor who went to Congo to work for a commercial company. He is assigned to travel up the river, in the interior land, towards a far station of the company, managed with wild methods by a man who made himself worshipped by a tribe of savages…The novella has been adapted for the screen numerous times, including a famous Francis Ford Coppola's retelling: the movie Apocalypse Now.The ebook also contains “A Personal Record”, an autobiographical text written by Conrad in 1912.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00AVO7WO2
Pages no: 145
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
3.0 Baggy Literature: "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad
There's nothing wrong with a bit of baggy. And certainly there's little or nothing 19th century without that touch of cellulite. And that's mostly where all the masterpieces live. No waste. But no bounty either. Conrad's prose is too parsimonious for anything to get very close to masterpiece status....
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
2.5 Whut?
I did not get this one at all. Well, more or less. The setting and atmosphere is excellently done and chilling. The whole vibe of everyone being a bit skewed from right in the head persistent and disturbing. The content on colonization, "civilizing" other cultures, and the measure of human vs sava...
JB's Reading Life
JB's Reading Life rated it
3.0 Heart of Darkness and the Congo Diary
Strange story, very well told, centred on unfolding the character of the enigmatic Kurtz who remained enigmatic. No particular plot so unsatisfying.
KOMET
KOMET rated it
1.5 LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO DARKNESS
I struggled with this book for months. At times, I was loathe to continue with it, and would put the book aside for weeks at a time. But I persisted, if only because I had read about 30 years ago another work of Joseph Conrad whose setting was the Dutch East Indies. And for me, Joseph Conrad (a Pole...
Calyre
Calyre rated it
C'est impossible. Nous vivons comme nous rêvons - seuls...
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