Lord Jim

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Courier Corporation, 1999 - Fiction - 246 pages
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Widely regarded as one of the greatest novels of our time, this book has become a staple of high school and college literature courses. The story is about a young ship's officer who abandons his imperiled vessel and its passengers. He survives to face scorn, his own guilt, and the need for atonement. Conrad's central message about the consequences of straying from personal responsibility is as powerful today as it was nearly a hundred years ago. Students and teachers alike will love this inexpensive, unabridged edition. Author's Note.
 

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Contents

Section 1
32
Section 2
59
Section 3
91
Section 4
99
Section 5
102
Section 6
152
Section 7
156
Section 8
218
Section 9
224
Section 10
237
Section 11
Section 12
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About the author (1999)

Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) was fluent from birth in French as well as his native Polish. He learned his third language, English, as an adult, and it was in English that he wrote his evocative stories and novels. Conrad drew upon his experiences in the British and French navies to portray the struggles of humanity amid the world's vast indifference.

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