A Set of Six
by Joseph Conrad
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2010
Number of pages: 240
The six stories in this volume are the result of some three or four years of occasional work. The dates of their writing are far apart, their origins are various. None of them are connected directly with personal experiences...
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by Joseph Conrad - Methuen & co
Axel Heyst is involved in the operation of a coal company on a remote island. When that fails, he turns his back on humanity until, once again, he is drawn into contact with the world by a girl whom he rescues and bears off to his island retreat.
by Joseph Conrad - eBooks@Adelaide
The story reflects the physical and psychological shock Conrad himself experienced in 1890, in the Belgian Congo. The narrator, Marlow, describes a journey he took on an African river, witnessing the brutalization of the natives by white traders.
by Joseph Conrad - Doubleday
A story of a young, idealistic Englishman who is disgraced by a single act of cowardice while serving as an officer on a merchant-ship sailing from an eastern port. His life is ruined: an isolated scandal has assumed horrifying proportions.
by Joseph Conrad - Methuen & Co.
A century after its publication, Under Western Eyes is as compelling and as relevant to our own age as it was to an earlier age of political terrorism. The depth of the characters and the moral power of the storyline make this a must read for all.