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 - 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 - 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.
by Joseph Conrad - Doubleday, Page & Co
This short novel is a rollicking sea adventure. Those who love the picaresque voyages so common in nineteenth century literature will hardly find a better one; this has all the excitement, suspense, and drama one could want.
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.