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Lord Jim (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Penguin inaugurates a series of revised editions of Conrad's finest works, with new introductions

Conrad's great novel of guilt and redemption follows the first mate on board the Patna, a raw youth with dreams of heroism who, in an act of cowardice, abandons his ship. His unbearable guilt and its consequences are shaped by Conrad into a narrative of immeasurable richness.

Synopsis:

Lord Jim (1900): Jim is one of Conrad's most complex creations, and Conrad explores, along the vast horizon of this gorgeous novel, the phenomena of shame, guilt, retribution — and redemption. How right it is for our times!

Originally published in 1904, Nostromo is considered by many to be Conrad's supreme achievement. Set in the imaginary South American republic of Costaguana, the novel reveals the effects of unbridled greed and imperialist interests on many different lives. V.S. Pritchett wrote, "Nostromo is the most strikingly modern of Conrad's novels. It is pervaded by a profound, even morbid sense of insecurity which is the very spirit of our age."

Synopsis:

Lord Jim tells the story of a young, idealistic Englishman--'as unflinching as a hero in a book'--who is disgraced by an act of cowardice while serving as an officer on the Patna, a merchant-ship sailing from 'an Eastern port' with a party of Muslim pilgrims. His life is blighted: an isolated scandal assumes horrifying proportions. An older man, Marlow, befriends Jim, but his efforts to find him employment meet with little success until, at last, he is able to establish him in Patusan, a remote native settlement on one of the islands of the Malay Archipelago.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 31-[33]) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140180923
Subtitle:
A Tale
Editor:
Hampson, Robert
Editor:
Watts, Cedric
Author:
Watts, Cedric
Author:
Simmons, Allan H.
Author:
Conrad, Joseph
Author:
Stape, J. H.
Editor:
Watts, Cedric P.
Author:
Hampson, Robert
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
Harmondsworth
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Atonement
Subject:
British
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin
Series Volume:
NP-3838
Publication Date:
19891001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.78x5.08x.72 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 384 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140180923 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Lord Jim (1900): Jim is one of Conrad's most complex creations, and Conrad explores, along the vast horizon of this gorgeous novel, the phenomena of shame, guilt, retribution — and redemption. How right it is for our times!

Originally published in 1904, Nostromo is considered by many to be Conrad's supreme achievement. Set in the imaginary South American republic of Costaguana, the novel reveals the effects of unbridled greed and imperialist interests on many different lives. V.S. Pritchett wrote, "Nostromo is the most strikingly modern of Conrad's novels. It is pervaded by a profound, even morbid sense of insecurity which is the very spirit of our age."

"Synopsis" by , Lord Jim tells the story of a young, idealistic Englishman--'as unflinching as a hero in a book'--who is disgraced by an act of cowardice while serving as an officer on the Patna, a merchant-ship sailing from 'an Eastern port' with a party of Muslim pilgrims. His life is blighted: an isolated scandal assumes horrifying proportions. An older man, Marlow, befriends Jim, but his efforts to find him employment meet with little success until, at last, he is able to establish him in Patusan, a remote native settlement on one of the islands of the Malay Archipelago.
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