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Joseph Conrad (Literary Fiction)

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Book cover: Under Western EyesUnder Western Eyes
by - 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.
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Book cover: TyphoonTyphoon
by - G. P. Putnam's Sons ,
A story of a steamship and her crew beset by a tempest, a masterpiece of descriptive virtuosity and moral irony. Conrad is quite simply the master of all who try to reflect the world of the sea in the mirror of the written word...
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Book cover: Tales of UnrestTales of Unrest
by - E. Nash & Grayson ,
In these tales, people are put under heavy mental stress by fatal accidents, hostile environments or insoluble doubts. Their reactions become uncontrollable. These short stories give a good picture of Joseph Conrad's themes ...
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Book cover: A Smile of FortuneA Smile of Fortune
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
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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Book cover: 'Twixt Land and Sea Tales'Twixt Land and Sea Tales
by - 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.
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Book cover: The Shadow Line: A ConfessionThe Shadow Line: A Confession
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
A novel by Joseph Conrad, one of his later works, being published in 1917. The story depicts the development of a young man upon taking a boat captaincy in the Orient, with the shadow-line of the title representing the threshold of this development.
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Book cover: A Set of SixA Set of Six
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
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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Book cover: The Secret SharerThe Secret Sharer
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
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.
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Book cover: The RoverThe Rover
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
The story is about Peyrol's attempt at withdrawal from an action- and blood-filled life; his involvement with the pariahs of Escampobar; the struggle for his identity and allegiance, which is resolved in his last voyage. A historical Romance.
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Book cover: The Rescue: A Romance of the ShallowsThe Rescue: A Romance of the Shallows
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
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.
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Book cover: An Outcast of the IslandsAn Outcast of the Islands
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
Conrad's second novel is a tale of intrigue in an eastern setting. A parable of human frailty, with love and death the major players, this is a story of a man unable to understand others and fated never to possess his own soul.
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Book cover: The Nigger of the NarcissusThe Nigger of the Narcissus
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
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.
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Book cover: The Mirror of the SeaThe Mirror of the Sea
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
Joseph Conrad was a Polish-born British author who wrote stories and novels with a nautical or seaboard setting. The Mirror of the Sea is a collection of curious and interesting autobiographical essays initially published in magazines.
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Book cover: Lord Jim: a romanceLord Jim: a romance
by - 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.
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Book cover: Heart of DarknessHeart of Darkness
by - 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.
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Book cover: Victory: An Island TaleVictory: An Island Tale
by - 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.
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Book cover: The Secret AgentThe Secret Agent
by - B. Tauchnitz ,
A group of revolutionaries in 19th-century London plot the destruction of the Greenwich Observatory in this 1907 masterpiece of suspense. The tale centers on a man whose double life encompasses a family circle and friendships with anarchists.
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Book cover: NostromoNostromo
by - New York Harper ,
Exciting tale of love, politics and revolution, set in a South American country during the 1890s. Nostromo is a monument to futility, it reveals how honor, loyalty, and idealism are inadequate defenses against the assault of evil and corruption.
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