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The Shadow-Line: A Confession (Oxford World's Classics)

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Written in 1915, The Shadow-Line is based upon events and experiences from twenty-seven years earlier to which Conrad returned obsessively in his fiction. A young sea captain's first command brings with it a succession of crises: his sea is becalmed, the crew laid low by fever, and his deranged first mate is convinced that the ship is haunted by the malignant spirit of a previous captain.

This is indeed a work full of "sudden passions", in which Conrad is able to show how the full intensity of existence can be experienced by the man who, in the words of the older Captain Giles, is prepared to "stand up to his bad luck, to his mistakes, to his conscience." A subtle and penetrating analysis of the nature of manhood, The Shadow-Line investigates varieties of masculinity and desire in a subtext that counters the tale's seemingly conventional surface.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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ISBN:
9780199555567
Author:
Conrad, Joseph
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Hawthorn, Jeremy
Author:
Hawthorn, Jeremy
Author:
null, Joseph
Author:
null, Jeremy
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 19th C
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Revised Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
5 x 7.7 x 0.4 in 0.3 lb

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