Synopses & Reviews
(1900) is a story of ships and the sea and quasi-imperial adventure, and a profound exploration of courage, honor, and man's conduct in an imperfect world. Jim's single act of cowardice blights his life and the atonement he demands of himself is absolute.
Begun early this century, the original hard-cover series established a tradition of great writers on great writing -- Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady introduced by Graham Greene, for instance, or Laurence Sterne's Sentimental Journey introduced by Virginia Woolf. These brilliant authors illuminated not only the work in question, but also their own approach to the art of fiction.
The new hardcover series of World's Classics features all the great books one would expect to find. Mirroring the original series, each title will be a mini-hardback produced to gift book standards, with stitched binding, head-and-tail, bands, high quality paper and matte laminated jackets. This eighteen-volume library of classic works will be one everyone will want to own.
About the Author
Christopher Hope is a novelist and writer whose works include Serenity House
, Darkest England
, White Boy Running
(1988) and Me, The Moon and Elvis Presley