Falk: A Reminiscence

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The Floating Press, Nov 1, 2010 - Fiction - 85 pages
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Now enshrined among the most important writers of fiction in the Western literary canon, Joseph Conrad's stories often deal with the themes of the sea and nautical travel. In "Falk: A Reminiscence," Conrad amplifies and extends a memory from his own childhood, turning a favorite family myth into a harrowing journey to the very limits of human morality. A must-read for fans of the action-adventure genre.

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Another fine piece by Conrad. The characters and the frame of the story had the potential for a longer work, but the revelation of Falk's secret drew the elements more comfortably into a shorter form ... Read full review

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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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