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Sunken eyes glued to the rotten hippo meat

Advantages: Many conscious states to encounter
Disadvantages: I yearned for a light-hearted quip

Author: Joseph Conrad (1857 - 1924) Free promotional copy with the Daily Telegraph. Also Published by Penguin Books in 1973 First published in 1902, 'Heart of Darkness' is deemed as one of the modern classics in English literature. Noto ...

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Haunted Hunter

Advantages: one of the gems of English literature, short
Disadvantages: none

This novella has one of the highest ratio of meaning per page, the text is only 106 pages long, yet you can get interpretations which are many times longer than the original! Let's look closely at the text without referring to loads of background informat ...

MALU 26.10.2006 ∑ Read full review
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A surprisingly modern tale

Advantages: Great prose style, interesting plot
Disadvantages: Some archaic attitudes hiding away

Conradís Heart of Darkness is one of those works of literature that everyone means to read, but generally never gets round to. Having re-read the book, Iím now asking myself why Iíve not got around to reading any more of Conradís work, as heís a marvello ...

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Shine a light in the darkness

Advantages: A story that tells you a lot about yourself if you'll only let it
Disadvantages: A bit difficult to read at times

...I had to read Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness for my University degree and will admit that I personally found it quite tough going, despite the book being ever so short in length, 111 pages in fact. After writing a 2000 word essay on a particular aspect ...

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Heart of Darkness: Marlow & Kurtz

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...No other book has given me more trouble than Heart of Darkness. The biggest problem was writing the review's opening paragraph: should I focus upon its basis for the Apocalypse Now screenplay, should I mention how it was written by a non-native English sp ...

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