An Outcast of the Islands

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Wildside Press LLC, Nov 1, 2007 - Fiction - 384 pages
16 Reviews
JOSEPH CONRAD (1857-1924) was a remarkable figures in English literature. A master stylist, both lush and precise, his outsider's eye gave him special insights into the moral dangers of the great age of European empires.
  

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User Review  - Thom Swennes - Goodreads

Born in Rotterdam to an impoverished family, Peter Willems escapes that life and travels to Malaysia where he jumps ship and begs asylum. In later years, when he had worked himself up to a position of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nick Jones - Goodreads

Joseph Conrad's second novel and my favourite amongst his early work but that is partly a sentimental attachment: it was the first Conrad work I read. I have now read it for a third time, but as the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
32
Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Joseph Conrad is recognized as one of the 20th century's greatest English language novelists. He was born Jozef Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski on December 3, 1857, in the Polish Ukraine. His father, a writer and translator, was from Polish nobility, but political activity against Russian oppression led to his exile. Conrad was orphaned at a young age and subsequently raised by his uncle. At 17 he went to sea, an experience that shaped the bleak view of human nature which he expressed in his fiction. In such works as Lord Jim (1900), Youth (1902), and Nostromo (1904), Conrad depicts individuals thrust by circumstances beyond their control into moral and emotional dilemmas. His novel Heart of Darkness (1902), perhaps his best known and most influential work, narrates a literal journey to the center of the African jungle. This novel inspired the acclaimed motion picture Apocalypse Now. After the publication of his first novel, Almayer's Folly (1895), Conrad gave up the sea. He produced thirteen novels, two volumes of memoirs, and twenty-eight short stories. He died on August 3, 1924, in England.

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