Chance : A Tale in Two Parts (Paperback)

Author: Conrad, Joseph

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Chance was Conrads most popular book. It tells the story of Flora de Barral, the abandoned daughter of a bankrupt tycoon, who struggles to achieve dignity and happiness. The revised edition features a new text (the English first edition), revised notes, and a new bibliography and chronology. *Author: Conrad, Joseph/ Ray, Martin (EDT) *Series Title: Oxford Worlds Classics *Subtitle: A Tale in Two Parts *Publication Date: 2008/09/01 *Number of Pages: 347 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 7.50

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780199549771
SKU 208356713
Format Paperback
ISBN10 019954977X
Release Date 9/1/2008
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.5H x 5L x 0.75T
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Joseph Conrad
Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzenioski, son of Polish nationalists who died in exile for their political activities, was raised by relatives in various parts of Eastern Europe. He went to sea at 16, and spent 20 years at sea, working first on French merchant ships in the West Indies, then on English ships, where he learned the language and traveled to Latin America and Africa. He drew on these experiences for much of his fiction; in 1890 he was the commander of a ship that traveled up the Congo River, the inspiration for HEART OF DARKNESS. He began writing in 1892, on a voyage from England to Australia, and in 1895 he left the British merchant service to become a full-time writer. He settled in London and married an Englishwoman. Although English was not his native language, he is renowned for the subtlety and descriptiveness of his prose--despite the fact that he spoke the language all his life with a heavy accent. His model for the writing of fiction was Henry James, whom he addressed as "cher ma?tre." Conrad died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 67. His epitaph, taken from Spenser's THE FAERIE QUEENE, reads: "Sleepe after toyle, port after stormie seas, /Ease after warre, death after life, does greatly please."
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Annotation CHANCE was one of Conrad's few best-selling novels, and one of the few he designed to appeal specifically to women. Essentially a romance, it tells the story of a young woman who is forced to choose between loyalty to her disreputable father and devotion to her sea-captain husband. Derided by critics when it was published in 1913, CHANCE is now considered to be one of Conrad's greatest novels.
First Line I believe he had seen us out of the window coming off to dine in the dinghy of a fourteen-ton yawl belonging to Marlow my host and skipper. We helped the boy we had with us to haul the boat up on the landing-stage before we went up to the riverside inn, where we found our new acquaintance eating his dinner in dignified loneliness at the head of a long table, white and inhospitable like a snow bank.
Editors Note Chance was Conrad's most popular book. It tells the story of Flora de Barral, the abandoned daughter of a bankrupt tycoon, who struggles to achieve dignity and happiness. The revised edition features a new text (the English first edition), revised notes, and a new bibliography and chronology.
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