Lord Jim

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Mar 14, 2009 - Fiction - 292 pages
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Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim (1900) is one of his masterworks. It deals with an individual's fight to escape his past and his efforts to prove his courage to the world after once discrediting himself. Jim's cowardice changes his life forever when he joins a group of officials who flee a sinking ship leaving all the passengers to drown.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
1
CHAPTER 2
9
CHAPTER 3
18
CHAPTER 4
31
CHAPTER 5
39
CHAPTER 6
65
CHAPTER 7
91
CHAPTER 8
106
CHAPTER 13
173
CHAPTER 14
189
CHAPTER 15
205
CHAPTER 16
211
CHAPTER 17
220
CHAPTER 18
225
CHAPTER 19
237
CHAPTER 20
246

CHAPTER 9
121
CHAPTER 10
135
CHAPTER 11
154
CHAPTER 12
161
CHAPTER 21
264
CHAPTER 22
274
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About the author (2009)

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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