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Joseph Conrad

  • Marlow, the narrator of this story, travels up the Congo River to rescue Mr. Kurtz, a representative of a trading company. Kurtz is trapped in this desolate territory along with its uncontrollable occupants and brooding atmosphere. Kurtz's search for truth slowly and surely transforms him into an impenetrable dignitary. The trip is ominous with unpredictable...

    Publisher : NuVision Publications, LLC
    published : 2004
  • Conrad reputedly wrote Under Western Eyes (1911) in response to Crime and Punishment , which he detested. The action takes place in Russia and Switzerland and shows Conrad's cynicism of revolutionary movements and ideals. It also condemns the impact on the poor and innocent by the actions of the powerful.

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 1911
  • In this pair of literary voyages into the inner self, Joseph Conrad has written two of the most chilling, disturbing, and noteworthy pieces of fiction of the twentieth century.   Heart of Darkness is a devastating commentary on the corruptibility of humanity. Based on Conrad?s own 1890 trip up the Congo River, the story is told by Marlow, the...

    Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group
    published : 2008
  • This collection of four Joseph Conrad tales was first published in 1916 and includes The Panther of Malta, The Partner, The Inn of the Two Witches and Because of the Dollars. Having English as an acquired language did not deter Conrad from becoming one of the greatest prose stylists in English literature. A master at creating atmosphere,...

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1999
  • Set in 19th Century England The Secret Agent is an intriguing story of espionage, counter-espionage and corruption on both sides of the law. When Adolf Verloc, international spy for the Russian Embassy, is assigned the task of blowing-up the Greenwich Observatory, incompetence and fear-of persecution come in to play with ironic and catastrophic...

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1999
  • Chance (1913) is regarded by many as one of Conrad?s greatest works. It tells the story of Flora de Barral, a vulnerable and abandoned young girl who is 'like a beggar, without a right to anything but compassion'. After her bankrupt father is imprisoned, she learns the harsh fact that a woman in her position 'has no resources but in herself'. Her...

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1999
  • Born in Poland, Conrad entered the British merchant service, becoming a master mariner and a naturalized British subject in 1886. In order to fill empty, boring hours at sea as a sailor, Conrad began writing his first novel. When he later transferred onto a Congo River, he started taking notes that would eventually become the basis for one of his...

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1999
  • The Nigger of the Narcissus (1897) is the story of a voyage from an Eastern port, and the undermining of morale of the ship's crew by sympathy for a dying black sailor. Waite's death brings out the best and worst in his crewmates...pity and humanity on one hand, selfishness and jealousy on the other.

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1999
  • In this short story Falk is desperate to get married but first he must tell of his terrible experiences as the sole survivor of a stricken ship that drifted into the ice caps of Antarctica.

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1999
  • Conrad's first novel in English takes place in Indonesia, where a Dutch colonial whose business has failed wishes to escape the island and his malignant marriage. His only hope is to marry his daughter off to a European so he can leave with her - but his daughter has her own ideas about the kind of life she prefers. Raised in Borneo, she wants only...

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1999