The Shadow Line (Echo Library)

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Echo Library, Dec 1, 2007 - Fiction - 80 pages
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User Review  - Francesco D'Isa - Goodreads

While we're young many things surprise and outrage us, because we're still "too close to the side of the shadow line"; then we pass it and we get a little strength at the cost of a lot of sadness. Plot: The protagonist gets older. Rating: ●●●●○ Read full review

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User Review  - Matteo - Goodreads

Really nice book about growing in a life's no-comfort zone as the sea and it's dangers hidden. The book is a pleasure to read until last pages but in the end become quite "monotonus". Anyway if you liked "hearth of darkness" and his author, joseph Conrad, this is a must-read! Read full review

About the author (2007)

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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