A Smile of Fortune
by Joseph Conrad
Number of pages: 124
Embarking in the tropics, a ship's captain makes the instant acquaintance of a seemingly genial Mr. Jacobus and his irritable brother. The Smile of Fortune is a masterly tale of misplaced loyalty, family feuds, and illicit bargaining.
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by Joseph Conrad - Harper's Magazine
The story taking place at sea, is told from the perspective of a young sea captain. Not knowing his crew ahead of time except for the previous night, he struggles to see if he can life up to the authority role that is a must among captains.
by Joseph Conrad - ManyBooks
The three stories contained in this volume take rank with the most mature and romantic of Conrad's work. The charming love and adventure of the life which he depicts in remote places confirm the belief that he is among the greatest creative writers.
by Joseph Conrad - Doubleday, Page & Co
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...
by Joseph Conrad - J. M. Dent
Captain Tom Lingard comes to the rescue of an English yacht that has foundered in the shallows just as war is about to break out between Malay tribes. Tom has war supplies including gunpowder stored in his own boat that has been turned into a fort.