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Heart of Darkness: (Joseph Conrad Classics Collection)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

YOU MUST READ! But only with help...

The Book Heart of Darkness was a very well thought out story. I would not have understood any of the book without someone to guide me through, but when someone guided me then it made sense to me. I would not recommend this book to anyone in high school or even college u...
The Book Heart of Darkness was a very well thought out story. I would not have understood any of the book without someone to guide me through, but when someone guided me then it made sense to me. I would not recommend this book to anyone in high school or even college unless you have someone who has experience and can explain the book to you. There is a crew on a ship called the Nellie Waiting for the tide of the Thames River to push them out to sea. One of the crew members names is Marlow, and he is telling a story about his experience in Africa. The reason this book was confusing to me is beacuse there are two stories being told at the same time. This book changed the way I read books beacuse it makes you pay attention to every littkle detail in books and it takes you to another level.

posted by 125454984615984 on February 8, 2011

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4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Excellent book-terrible e-book

This is a wonderful story. However, this edition of the book on my nook is terrible. There are misspellings and improper punctuation that are not in the original paper edition(s). Definitely not for a student who needs to quote passages.

posted by Anonymous on March 2, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2003

    Good Philosophical Book!

    Probably one of the best in Conrad's writing. Truly outstanding Work!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2002

    Conrad challenges readers...

    ...to examine the principles that reign in the hearts of men. Marlow's gripping narrative forces readers to draw their own conclusions regarding the limits of society and its consequences.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2002

    Realize That We Are, Indeed, The Savage Torpor Existant In All Evil

    My favorite book in the world! Subtle in all its monstrosity, The Heart Of Darkness conquers confidence in human willpower, reducing mankind to heathen -- ritualistic savagery. Far from cliché or a journey of awakening, Conrad meanders the River of Disillusion, engulfs the travelers in the Fog of Degradation, ultimately reaches the City of Animosity, and unleashes the root of all evil, revealing it in the deepest recesses of human instinct and emotion. Conrad sets a dark tone, explicitly mystifying the reader as few authors can do or have done. The Heart of Darkness is worth plodding through because of its sheer implications of society...and if you're like me, you will find meaning in each and every sentence engraved therein.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2001

    This book has more to it than you think....

    This book may not be your favorite book but if you don't really like it it's probably because you don't understand the meaning. It's a good book because of the layers of meaning in it. Literature doesn't have to be in old english to be great literature. Look for the symbolism in the colors, flies, and fog. There is more to the book then the outer layer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2001

    Stylistic Innovator

    Joseph Conrad is an author who is easy to digest, but the richness of his language is not in vain. Upon dissecting the rich prose into the various literary devices one realizes that he most effetively conveys his attitude toward 'the white man's burden'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2000

    Beautifully terrifying

    It's hard to believe Joseph Conrad could not speak a word of English at 20 and after teaching himself this treacherous tongue wrote the beautifully terrifying and poetic 'Heart of Darkness'... at 26!! I'm awed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2000

    Classic

    This novel is one of the defining moments in british literature. It incomasses the real european and it broke new ground. The imagery and the realness of this novel make this a book to read anytime and a call to find the true self.-Jay Selnick

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