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Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness
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We live as we dream--alone.... HEART OF DARKNESS is a short novel written by Joseph Conrad, presented as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow s job as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa. This river is described to be ... a mighty big river, that you could see on the... show more
We live as we dream--alone.... HEART OF DARKNESS is a short novel written by Joseph Conrad, presented as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow s job as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa. This river is described to be ... a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths of the land. In the course of his commercial-agent work in Africa, the seaman Marlow becomes obsessed by Mr. Kurtz, an ivory-procurement agent, a man of established notoriety among the natives and the European colonials. The story is a thematic exploration of the savagery-versus-civilization relationship, and of the colonialism and the racism that make imperialism possible.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781492350804 (149235080X)
Publisher: Tree of Wisdom
Pages no: 108
Edition language: English
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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...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0
Seriously, one of those books that you always look at differently.
A Bookworms Bookshelf
A Bookworms Bookshelf rated it
0.5 Heart of Darkness
Let’s get right down to it folks: I hate this book. I hate it with a burning passion, and I’m experiencing severe dislike for my English teacher for making me read this pile of shit. She’s a lovely lady, but I don’t understand why she hates me because there’s no other reason as to why she would make...
It's a Books World
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2.0 Review: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Goodreads summary: 'The mind of man is capable of anything - because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future. What was there after all? Joy, fear, sorrow, devotion, rage - who can tell? - but truth - truth stripped of its cloak of time. Let the fool gape and shudder - the man kno...
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