Heart of Darkness

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BiblioBazaar, Feb 22, 2007 - Fiction - 108 pages
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The flaccid ending was also a let down. - LibraryThing
While the style and prose is very well done. - LibraryThing
I loved the imagery. - LibraryThing
Always a good read and a gifted writer. - LibraryThing
I couldn't say enough about Conrad's mastery of prose. - LibraryThing
The prose are not for the unexperienced reader. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - trilliams - LibraryThing

Am I the only one that hasn't seen Apocalypse Now? Anyways... ahh, Belgian history. Sure, it's racist - that's imperialism. This is Marlow's great seaman's tale in the Congo, heading to uncharted ... Read full review

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User Review  - RussellBittner - LibraryThing

When I read Lord Jim a little over a year ago, I had a very difficult time connecting with it. But given that Joseph Conrad is generally considered to be one of the greatest novelists ever—and in any ... Read full review

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Joseph Conrad is recognized as one of the 20th century's greatest English language novelists. He was born Jozef Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski on December 3, 1857, in the Polish Ukraine. His father, a writer and translator, was from Polish nobility, but political activity against Russian oppression led to his exile. Conrad was orphaned at a young age and subsequently raised by his uncle. At 17 he went to sea, an experience that shaped the bleak view of human nature which he expressed in his fiction. In such works as Lord Jim (1900), Youth (1902), and Nostromo (1904), Conrad depicts individuals thrust by circumstances beyond their control into moral and emotional dilemmas. His novel Heart of Darkness (1902), perhaps his best known and most influential work, narrates a literal journey to the center of the African jungle. This novel inspired the acclaimed motion picture Apocalypse Now. After the publication of his first novel, Almayer's Folly (1895), Conrad gave up the sea. He produced thirteen novels, two volumes of memoirs, and twenty-eight short stories. He died on August 3, 1924, in England.

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