Heart of Darkness

by Joseph Conrad

Penguin Books Ltd | August 2, 2007 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Heart of Darkness is rated 3.75 out of 5 by 4.
Heart of Darkness has been considered for most of this century as a literary classic, and also as a powerful indictment of the evils of imperialism. It reflects the savage repressions carried out in the Congo by the Belgians in one of the largest acts of genocide committed up to that time. Conrad's narrator encounters at the end of the story a man named Kurtz, dying, insane, and guilty of unspeakable atrocities.

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Published: August 2, 2007

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 014190044X

ISBN - 13: 9780141900445

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness...the horror! Amazing. The book contains Heart of Darkness and other short stories. It can be a difficult read in some places (the book was written in 1899) but absolutely worth it. I had to google a dozen words for the definitions and re-read a few sections. But in the end this is one of the most realistically descriptive books I have read if that makes any sense. It is not a horror books but it is scary.
Date published: 2014-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ever Wonder? Ever wonder how the story of a harpy Bianka - a decendent of the king of evil, and Lysander a heavens angel end up together? Look no further. Gena Showalters short stroy made this book for me. I laughed at the carzy antics of a stone faced Angel, and the naughty Harpy. Their love was exciting, and interesting, can love over come all the differences in these two characters? In a Gena Showalter story, you can bet it will never be easy. Worth the read.
Date published: 2012-01-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worth it for Fans of Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series. Heart of Darkness is an anthology of three stories by Gena Showalter, Maggie Shayne, and Susan Krinard. I purchased the anthology for The Darkest Angel by Gena Showalter because it is considered #4.5 in her Lords of the Underworld series. The Darkest Angel is a fabulous story. It features Bianka (sister of Gwen from book 4 in the series) and an Angel named Lysander. The plot is super sexy, hilarious, and so much fun to read! Bianka has tons of attitude, and when combined with the stiff, anal Lysander the whole story is just so comical and amusing. I went from fanning myself from the heat going on between the characters to laughing out loud. The Darkest Angel was a great glimpse of the angel lifestyle and when read before The Darkest Passion, it genuinely does increase the readers understanding and enjoyment of Aeron’s story. My only complaint was that it was utterly too short. I would have LOVED a full length novel featuring those two. That said, I’d still give that story 5/5 for sure! The other two stories were less entertaining, but I’m the type who feels the need to complete a book even if I’m not that into the stories. While they both did have a paranormal element going on, it wasn’t what I expected in either story. I felt that the characters were less amusing, relatable, and entertaining than the ones in The Darkest Angel. I guess they felt sort of flat to me. Love Me to Death by Maggie Shayne felt more like romantic suspense than paranormal romance to me, even though there was a small paranormal element. Perhaps fans of romantic suspense would get more enjoyment out of it than I did because that’s not really my genre. Lady of the Nile by Susan Krinard, had potential, especially with the Egyptian theme going on. It just never developed into what I was hoping for. I think it needed more room to be explored and to develop. Fans of Gena Showalter’s LOTU series should check this out for her story because it’s great, but otherwise I’d pass on it.
Date published: 2010-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Read it for Gena's story Kind of a mismatched group of stories here. The first half of the book is "The Darkest Angel", part of the Lord of the Underworld series, and as usual Gena Showalter does not disappoint. It takes a different perspective and revolves around the character Lysander, an angel, instead of the Lords. I found the story very humorous and found myself wishing it was a book of its own. The other two stories in the book (written by Maggie Shayne and Susan Krinard) though interesting, seemed like a totally different genre. Or maybe it was just me. Regardless, if you are a Lords of the Underworld fan (and don't subscribe to ebooks) you need to buy this book!
Date published: 2010-03-04

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Heart of Darkness

by Joseph Conrad

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: August 2, 2007

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 014190044X

ISBN - 13: 9780141900445

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Heart of Darkness has been considered for most of this century as a literary classic, and also as a powerful indictment of the evils of imperialism. It reflects the savage repressions carried out in the Congo by the Belgians in one of the largest acts of genocide committed up to that time. Conrad's narrator encounters at the end of the story a man named Kurtz, dying, insane, and guilty of unspeakable atrocities.