Great Short Works of Joseph Conrad

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Harper & Row, 1967 - Fiction - 407 pages
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These 3 short stories and 4 brief novels, which are based on Conrad's own experiences as a sailor, are excellent examples of the author's abilities for storytelling

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This was my introduction to Joseph Conrad. I picked it up on a whim many years ago at a yard sale and was pleasantly surprised. Good writing stays fresh, and Conrad never disappoints. Read full review

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....nice reading in a rainny and sad night.... Read full review

Contents

An Outpost of Progress
15
The Lagoon
41
Youth
179
Copyright

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About the author (1967)

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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