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Typhoon and Other Tales

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ISBN-10: 0199539030

ISBN-13: 9780199539031

Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Joseph Conrad, Cedric Watts

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List price: $9.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

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…