Widely regarded as one of the greatest novels of our time, this book has become a staple of high school and college literature courses. The story is about a young ship's officer who abandons his imperiled vessel and its passengers. He survives to face scorn, his own guilt, and the need for atonement. Conrad's central message about the consequences of straying from personal responsibility is as powerful today as it was nearly a hundred years ago. Students and teachers alike will love this inexpensive, unabridged edition. Author's Note.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JVioland - LibraryThing
Conrad pits a flawed man against the primitive where he reigns in honor, while those of his kind hold him out as a coward. He tries to redeem himself and loses his life a better man. Always a good read and a gifted writer. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Pondlife - LibraryThing
This book is quite slow going, and the dense writing style makes it fairly heavy going. I had the feeling that the story would be more suited to a novella than a full novel. I also felt the format of ... Read full review