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Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad
Lord Jim
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One of Joseph Conrad's greatest novels, Lord Jim brilliantly combines adventure and analysis. Haunted by the memory of a moment of lost nerve during a disastrous voyage, Jim submits to condemnation by a Court of Inquiry. In the wake of his disgrace he travels to the exotic region of Patusan, and... show more
One of Joseph Conrad's greatest novels, Lord Jim brilliantly combines adventure and analysis. Haunted by the memory of a moment of lost nerve during a disastrous voyage, Jim submits to condemnation by a Court of Inquiry. In the wake of his disgrace he travels to the exotic region of Patusan, and as the agent at this remote trading post comes to be revered as 'Tuan Jim.' Here he finds a measure of serenity and respect within himself. However, when a gang of thieves arrives on the island, the memory of his earlier disgrace comes again to the fore, and his relationship with the people of the island is jeopardized. This new Broadview edition is based on the first British edition of 1900, which provides the historical basis for the accompanying critical and contextual discussions. The appendices include a wide variety of Conrad's source material, documents concerning the scandal of the Jeddah, along with other materials such as a substantial selection of early critical comments.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781551111728 (1551111721)
Publisher: Broadview Press
Pages no: 455
Edition language: English
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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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