Child of Dark: The Diary of Carolina Maria de Jesus

( 4 )
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (55) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $45.00   
  • Used (53) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$45.00
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(215)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$45.00
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(215)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

More About This Book

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451627315
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/1963
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: REISSUE
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 4.28 (w) x 6.88 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 4 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(3)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2004

    The book that left me in the dark

    Child of the Dark is a collection of the author¿s, Carolina Maria de Jesus, daily diary entries. Her entries narrate her hardships to make but a few cruzeiros to support herself and her three children and what she goes through as a widow surrounded by greedy men. Throughout most of the diary, de Jesus maintains a gloomy yet hopeful tone with her aspirations of becoming a renown and accomplished writer. No matter how hard she had worked on any given day and regardless of how weary she was or how sad or happy she felt, Carolina Maria always made time for her writing in her diary. She lost hours of sleep just to get a new entry in her journal. It goes without say that her hard work and faith and dedication allowed her to accomplish what she had always wanted: to prove to everyone that women in Brazil, even women who are miserably poor and who live in favelas, are capable of succeeding in life. However, her ultimate goal was to give her children hope of a better life than the one they had previously known, and that of course, she achieved as well. Reading this book was a true eye-opener. It was tremendously inspirational and it made me value the things I take for granted: the food on the table everyday, the roof over my head, my education, and my family. De Jesus¿ diary was merely a peek into the hardships that she had to go through, some of which include poverty, disease, death, and sexual harassment to name a few. As I was reading the book, I would pause occasionally and think of how anyone could endure so much suffering and pain. This book reminded me of how lucky I am to be living in the land of opportunity and equality for all. Despite the great inspiration I got from this book, it was also somewhat boring at times. The author had the tendency to repeat situations over and over and would give never-ending explanations of what words or actions meant in her culture. As I got to the middle of the book, I noticed that the story was not going anywhere. However, it is a diary and it is unfair to seek interest at all times at the expense of the daily suffering of another human. To conclude, this book was very moving and rich in emotion that could make a reader get goose bumps. It was an easy read and I¿d recommend it to anyone.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2001

    Removing the Blindfold

    This book was introduced to me as part of a required reading for a Latin American course I am taking. It's hard to believe that anyone with so much insight to share about poverty, violence, hunger and the monumental obstacles faced by the poorest of the poor could be so widely ignored just shortly after her success. After reading her story, only understanding her pain at the bare minimum, I still feel her courage, her humility, and her altruistic nature so deeply heroic. She should be placed next to peace leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, not simply because she has advocated equal rights or promoted peace, but for giving the poor a voice, a representation. All of these leaders were spokesmen for one minority group or another, but Carolin Maria de Jesus, even though speaking mainly of favelas, reaches millions of others in the same situation to identify themselves with her. She leads the world in unravelling the repulsive lives of the poor, their miseries and specifically the exclusion they experience from ineffective governments (and ignorant upper-class societies). She has hopefully touched a few, maybe even a small handful, to begin taking aggressive action to help eradicate this significant danger to mankind.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2001

    Amazing

    It's amazing she only had a few years of schooling yet could write with such details and feeling. I started reading and didn't put the book down until I finished the last page.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2000

    Unflinching, raw, unbelievable account!!

    De Jesus' account of her life is both sad and uplifting; to see that she kept her morals and made the best of what she had,raising her 3 children in the conditions that she lived in... that's unbelievable! This work is a definite eye-opener to the reality of poverty. Although very graphic, this is a must-read!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)