Victory: An Island Tale

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The Floating Press, Feb 1, 2011 - Fiction - 404 pages
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Although Joseph Conrad is now regarded by many critics as one of the most important twentieth-century writers, popular acclaim proved hard for the Polish-born writer to achieve during his lifetime. It was Victory, a psychological thriller of sorts, that finally broke through and helped the writer gain the mass readership his writing deserves.
 

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Good God, it took me two whole weeks to force my way through this book. I was rather excited to read it given the level of praise heaped upon it by other reviewers but alas, no. This book and I were ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter Four
278
Chapter Five
300
Chapter Six
311
Chapter Seven
323
Chapter Eight
339
Chapter Nine
345
Chapter Ten
359
PART FOUR
385

Chapter Six
85
Chapter Seven
93
PART TWO
100
Chapter One
101
Chapter Two
116
Chapter Three
135
Chapter Four
143
Chapter Five
152
Chapter Six
169
Chapter Seven
191
Chapter Eight
215
PART THREE
239
Chapter One
240
Chapter Two
252
Chapter Three
256
Chapter One
386
Chapter Two
396
Chapter Three
409
Chapter Four
418
Chapter Five
429
Chapter Six
453
Chapter Seven
461
Chapter Eight
468
Chapter Nine
487
Chapter Ten
503
Chapter Eleven
514
Chapter Twelve
539
Chapter Thirteen
551
Chapter Fourteen
557
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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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