Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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This novel is a masterpiece. The prose is clean. The characters are both real and symbolic.

The greatest quality of Heart of Darkness is its depth. You can read this book ten times and still feel that there is more to understand, more to dig into.

For a small novel, there is quite a bit of intellectual material. That is admirable.

There is also a sense that this little book really attempts to say something signficant about the existence of man (and/or about the existential side of the human mind). That, also, is admirable.

 

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Heart of Darkness is admirable book on many, many levels. The expressive language and complex style are...

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