The Darkest Books of All Time

A Listmania! list by Octavius Mousepractice (Berkeley, CA, USA)
 
Heart of Darkness (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
1.  Heart of Darkness (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) by Joseph Conrad
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  "Conrad deconstructs darkness better than any other novelist."
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Lord of the Flies
2.  Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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  "This novel proves that the devil is in us all. Masterful."
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1984 (Signet Classics)
3.  1984 (Signet Classics) by George Orwell
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  "Haunting that this novel is almost completely correct in its predictions. Possibly Orwell's best."
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Fahrenheit 451
4.  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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  "Dark in the coolest sense of the word. Fairly telling as well."
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A Clockwork Orange
5.  A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
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  "Another condemning prophecy. Terrifying but engrossing."
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Brave New World
6.  Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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  "Dystopia, 30s style."
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The Jungle (Bantam Classics)
7.  The Jungle (Bantam Classics) by Upton Sinclair
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  "The horror of the slaughterhouse as the darkness of the human soul."
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what if lord of the flies had only girls on the island? 8 Nov 18, 2014
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Holes in the plot?? 1 Dec 21, 2013
Fahrenheit 451--for what ages? 3 Jun 19, 2013
Welcome to the A Clockwork Orange forum 7 Nov 3, 2012
Welcome to the Fahrenheit 451 forum 1 Oct 23, 2011
 
   

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