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Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad

·3.5·493,181 Ratings
“ Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. ” ― J. M. Barrie
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  • The Shadow-Line

    2003·
    ·3.73·1,689 Ratings
    Written in 1915, The Shadow-Line is based upon events and experiences from twenty-seven years earlier to which Conrad returned obsessively in his fiction. A young sea captain's first command brings with it a succession of crises: his sea is becalmed, the
  • Chance

    2006·
    ·3.57·343 Ratings
    Apparently a two part story about a Damsel and a Knight, perhaps a damsel who depends upon the kindness of strangers. It was originally entitled "Dynamite" and first published by installments in the New York Herald. The book itself was the biggest commerc
  • Nostromo

    2002·
    ·3.82·12,450 Ratings
    A gripping tale of capitalist exploitation and rebellion, set amid the mist-shrouded mountains of a fictional South American republic, employs flashbacks and glimpses of the future to depict the lure of silver and its effects on men. Conrad's deep moral c
  • Heart of Darkness and Other Tales

    2003·
    ·3.57·3,568 Ratings
    The finest of all Conrad's tales, Heart of Darkness is set in an atmosphere of mystery and menace, and tells of Marlow's perilous journey up the Congo River to relieve his employer's agent, the renowned and formidable Mr. Kurtz. What he sees on his journe
  • The Return

    2004·
    ·3.68·141 Ratings
    An intense, psychologically charged domestic drama, The Return is a brilliant and haunting exploration of the insecurities that lie at the heart of human relationships. When successful businessman Alvan Hervey begins his daily journey back from the city,
  • Typhoon and Other Tales

    2003·
    ·3.9·546 Ratings
    This volume contains Typhoon, The Secret Sharer, Falk, and Amy Foster. Typhoon, a story of a steamship and her crew beset by a tempest, is a masterpiece of descriptive virtuosity and moral irony, while The Secret Sharer excels in symbolic ambiguity. Both
  • The Rescue

    2008·
    ·3.66·124 Ratings
    This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the
  • The Rover

    1923·
    ·3.71·153 Ratings
    A nautical psychological thriller from one of literature's giants, "The Rover" is the story of a French pirate from the Indian seas during the opening days of the Napoleonic wars.
  • Victory

    1995·
    ·3.85·2,184 Ratings
    Axel Heyst, a dreamer and a restless drifter, believes he can avoid suffering by cutting himself off from others. Then he becomes involved in the operation of a coal company on a remote island in the Malay Archipelago, and when it fails he turns his back
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