Twixt Land and Sea

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Jan 14, 2008 - Fiction - 340 pages
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Twixt Land and Sea is a collection of three masterfully written sea-stories by Conrad. Ranging from the erotic and the mysterious to highly philosophical themes, this collection amply depicts the universality of this author. Such cosmic principles as Mans moral dilemmas, struggle between duty and happiness and the cruel fate playing havoc with lives are flawlessly portrayed. A must-read!
 

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Contents

A SMILE OF FORTUNE
1
THE SECRET SHARER AN EPISODE FROM THE COAST
123
FREYA OF THE SEVEN ISLES
197
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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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