View Single Post
Old 12-17-2007, 09:05 PM   #1
Patricia
Reader
Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Patricia's Avatar
 
Posts: 11,520
Karma: 2199070
Join Date: May 2007
Location: South Wales, UK
Device: Sony PRS-500, PRS-505, Asus EEEpc 4G
Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness, v.1, 18 Dec 2007.

A classic from 1902.

From Wikipedia:
“Arguably Conrad’s most influential work remains Heart of Darkness, to which many have been introduced by Francis Ford Coppola’s film, Apocalypse Now, inspired by Conrad’s novella and set during the Vietnam War. The themes of Heart of Darkness, and the depiction of a journey into the darkness of the human psyche, still resonate with modern readers.”

However, the work has been criticised for de-humanising Africans. Although set in the Congo, there are no named African characters. (Incidentally, there are several uses of the N-word).

It has also been criticised for an unrealistic depiction of women. The narrator, Marlow, says, “It’s queer how out of touch with truth women are.” He goes on to claim that women need to be protected from the truth, to keep their little world from “shattering before the first sunset.” The only female character is also un-named, and is referred to as ‘My Intended’.
This work is in the Canadian public domain OR the copyright holder has given specific permission for distribution. It may still be under copyright in some countries. If you live outside Canada, check your country's copyright laws. If the book is under copyright in your country, do not download or redistribute this work.

To report a copyright violation you can contact us here.
Attached Files
File Type: prc Conrad_Heart of Darkness.prc (185.2 KB, 1054 views)
Patricia is offline   Reply With Quote