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Heart of Darkness (AmazonClassics Edition) Kindle Edition

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"This small novel is written with intense clarity - sentence for sentence it is still more unsettling than many unpleasant books that have been written since" (Anne Enright)

"Conrad's narrative arsenal is awesome... Conrad deals in profundities if he deals in anything, but it is just his ability to clip his own wings in midflight, to puncture his ponderously magnificent dirigibles, that make him such an impressive literary performer" (Sunday Times)

"Still the debate rages: is Conrad's novella an incisive critique of colonialism, or does it reinforce the very racist values it claims to unmask? Either way, his shrouded account of Marlow's journey into the "god-forsaken wilderness" of the Congo demands to be read. At its core lies the enigmatic, awesome Kurtz, and civilisation itself. "And this also," said Marlow suddenly, "has been one of the dark places of the earth"" (Guardian)

"Demands to be read" (Guardian)

"Conrad broadened the descriptive range of the English language (his glowing and luxuriant delight in words, the haunting decor of the tropics, all that maritime terminology) more than any of his contemporaries" (Independent)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1296 KB
  • Print Length: 93 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1986133664
  • Publisher: AmazonClassics (20 June 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0728MXJ3Y
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  • Customer Reviews: 3.9 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #95,876 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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