Lord Jim

ISBN-10: 0486406504
ISBN-13: 9780486406503
Edition: 1999 (Unabridged)
Authors: Joseph Conrad
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List price: $6.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/2/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

A young ship's officer abandons his imperiled vessel and its passengers only tonbsp;survive andnbsp;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 100 years ago.

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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