Regular price: $34.95
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $34.95
"Conrad, I think, was right in regarding it [Nostromo] as his greatest creation, and it seems to me one of the world's great novels." (F.R. Leavis)
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Amazon Customer on 07-11-03
I'm not even sure why I downloaded this audio book. I had read 'Heart of Darkness' in high school, but was unfamiliar with anything else by Conrad. This is one of the best books I have ever read/heard. The story is incredible. Everyone should read this book. After reading it, I rented the BBC mini series on sideo tape for another interpretation. It didn't hold a candle to the book, but it's still compelling.
24 of 25 people found this review helpful
By BR mom on 05-07-05
A dry reading of a wonderful novel
This has always been one of my favorite novels. Subtitled, "A Paradise of Snakes" in some printings, it's a great story with incredible characters and masterful use of the language. I remember once reading that this was Conrad's expose of discovering America. And what an analogy it is (and perhaps the precursor of the Spaghetti Western. . . ). This reader, however, turns poetic prose into something of a snore.
6 of 11 people found this review helpful