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Typhoon and Other Stories

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Joseph Conrad’s long experience as a working seaman enriched and deepened his literary gifts, making him the most brilliant and convincing writer of seafaring’s greatest age. In the three sea stories collected here, he makes deft use of the maritime setting to enact moral dramas of men tested by the elements and by one another.

“The Nigger of the ‘Narcissus’” has been hailed as Conrad’s earliest masterpiece. When a West Indian sailor on board the merchant ship Narcissus falls ill his condition sparks conflict among the crew, which threatens to erupt in mutiny under the pressure of a terrifying gale. “Typhoon,” the gripping story of a steamship captain who stubbornly steers into a major tempest and the crew’s ensuing struggle to survive the raging waters, is distinguished by one of the most thrillingly evoked storms in all of literature. “The Shadow-Line” is a dramatically fictionalized account of Conrad’s first command as a young sea captain trapped aboard a becalmed, fever-wracked, and seemingly haunted ship—an ordeal that marks for him the “shadow-line” between youth and maturity. Suspenseful, atmospheric, and deceptively simple, this intense story reflects the complex themes of Conrad’s most famous novels, Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness.

With an introduction by Martin Seymour-Smith

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Introduction by Martin Seymour-Smith

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Introduction by Martin Seymour-Smith

About the Author

Barry Unsworth is the author of Sacred Hunger, and, most recently, of Losing Nelson. He lives in Umbria, Italy.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679405474
Adapted:
Seymour-Smith, Martin
Author:
Hinrichs
Author:
Conrad, Joseph
Author:
Seymour-Smith, Martin
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Series Volume:
SR/ICID/87-01
Publication Date:
19911031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.2 x 1.1 in 1.125 lb

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