Lord Jim (Paperback) - Conrad, Joseph

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Publisher Wildside Press
Mfg Part# 9781557425041
SKU 202213801
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1557425043
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 0.5T
Author Info
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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"However one may weary of the slippery elusiveness of the psychic conclusions, or may rebel against the ultimate tragedy of the book, there are compensations of depth and beauty upon every page. Never were Mr. Conrad's felicity of phrase and charm of atmosphere more obvious than in 'Lord Jim.' His danger is that, like Mr. James, he may become entangled in his own supreme literary art, and may sacrifice simplicity and directness of purpose to his very perfection of method. As it stands, however, a book of the rare quality of 'Lord Jim' is something to receive with gratitude and joy, and a sense of distinction conferred on the readers of romance."
"[A] book of the rare literary quality of LORD JIM is something to receive with gratitude and joy, and with a sense of a distinction conferred upon the readers of romance."
From the Publisher
Annotation LORD JIM, Conrad's powerful tale of an idealistic young man and the moment of weakness that determines the rest of his life, explores the nature of innocence, courage, and heroism. It includes an episode from Conrad's own life, in which he was injured by a falling spar while serving as a first mate on the "Highland Forest", and hospitalized in Singapore.
First Line He was an inch, perhaps two, under six feet, powerfully built, and he advanced straight at you with a slight stoop of the shoulders, head forward, and a fixed from-under stare which made you think of a charging bull.
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Number of Pages 0264
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