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Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad, Jacques Berthoud
Lord Jim
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Lord Jim tells the story of a young, idealistic Englishman--"as unflinching as a hero in a book"--who is disgraced by a single act of cowardice while serving as an officer on the Patna, a merchant-ship sailing from an eastern port. His life is ruined: an isolated scandal has assumed horrifying... show more
Lord Jim tells the story of a young, idealistic Englishman--"as unflinching as a hero in a book"--who is disgraced by a single act of cowardice while serving as an officer on the Patna, a merchant-ship sailing from an eastern port. His life is ruined: an isolated scandal has assumed horrifying proportions. But, then he is befriended by an older man named Marlow who helps to establish him in exotic Patusan, a remote Malay settlement where his courage is put to the test once more. Lord Jim is a book about courage and cowardice, self-knowledge and personal growth. It is one of the most profound and rewarding psychological novels in English. Set in the context of social change and colonial expansion in late Victorian England, it embodies in Jim the values and turmoil of a fading empire. This new edition uses the first English edition text and includes a new introduction and notes by leading Conrad scholar Jacques Berthoud, glossaries, and an appendix on Conrad's sources and reading.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780192840677 (0192840673)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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brokenbiscuits
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0.0 Books of 1915 (Part Four)
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riley
riley rated it
4.0 Worth the effort
Conrad is perhaps my favourite (English language) writer from the turn of the last century. I find "The Secret Sharer" to be one of the greatest English language short stories ever written. And Nostromo is a favourite of mine. And yet it took me forever to get into this, considered by some to be amo...
Cygan
Cygan rated it
3.0 Mrzonki i upiory
Lektura pamiętników i listów Norwida, „Dziwnego życia Sadyka Paszy” Jadwigi Chudzikowskiej, a także kilka dyskusji z osobami o zaskakującej (dla mnie) wiedzy na temat tamtych „czasów i zdarzeń” - krok po kroku zmieniało moje nastawienie do romantyzmu w ogóle. Wspominam też szkolne dyskusje o biednym...
meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it
It has been over a week and a half since I last finished a book. This is so extremely unusual. I'm trying not to hold it agains the collection of books I've been reading that week in a half, but at times it's hard. I find myself eyeing Ulysses suspiciously, poke The Reality Dysfunction every once in...
JasonKoivu
JasonKoivu rated it
4.0 Lord Jim
Ponderous and difficult to follow, but still a beautiful piece of work. I say "difficult to follow" in the sense that Conrad did not always balance his action and exposition in Lord Jim. There were large sections of backstory or the minutia of character. Certainly character is the cornerstone of thi...
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