- Series: Dover Thrift Editions
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications (December 31, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0486424529
- ISBN-13: 978-0486424521
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 110 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,116,738 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Though the book is written in a highly colored manner, it moves along at a rapid pace and contains enough suspense to keep the reader turning the pages. Most of it is told from the third person omniscient point of view, but a passage toward the end gives a single character a chance to summarize the conclusion of the revolution before the focus once again shifts to the hero.
I am looking forward to "Heart of Darkness," Conrad's masterpiece.
The book is swollen with Conrad's dour view of class conflict, colonialism, oligarchy, political fanaticism and the brutality of rich and poor alike. To mention the major turnabout in the story would be to spoil it for unfamiliar readers, but suffice to say there is a deep-seated morality to punishes the guilty and destroys the lives of their abettors.
The characters a very well delineated and we have an insight into their thoughts and motivation. Towards the end, Conrad jumps ahead to give us a clue as to what happened after the military marched into town but he has a surprise for the reader, several, really.
It is very enjoyable to read. I appreciate his use of the exact word in English, his second language. The Kindle version is quite handy.
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Not the BEST ebook quality, (minus obe star) , but it's Joseph Conrad.Read more