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Typhoon and Other Stories By Joseph Conrad

Typhoon and Other Stories
by Joseph Conrad

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Contains the stories "Typhoon", "Falk", and two 'land-stories'.
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Typhoon and Other Stories Summary


Typhoon and Other Stories by Joseph Conrad

In these four stories, written between 1900 and 1902, Joseph Conrad bid gradual farewell to his adventurous life at sea and began to confront the more daunting complexities of life on land in the twentieth century. In "Typhoon" Conrad reveals, in the steadfast courage of an undemonstrative captain and the imaginative readiness of his young first mate, the differences between instinct and intelligence in a partnership vital to human survival. "Falk", the companion sea-story, contrasts, as Conrad once put it, 'common sentimentalism with the frank standpoint of a more or less primitive man', a man with a conscience, however, about the girl he desires. In one of the 'land-stories' Conrad explores the utter isolation of an East European emigrant in England; in the other, the plight of a woman ironically trapped by the unwitting alliance of two retired widowers - each blind in his own way.

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About Joseph Conrad


Joseph Conrad (originally Jozef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) was born in the Ukraine in 1857 and grew up under Tsarist autocracy. In 1896 he settled in Kent, where he produced within fifteen years such modern classics as Youth, Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Typhoon, Nostromo, The Secret Agent and Under Western Eyes. He continued to write until his death in 1924.

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GOR000870587
Typhoon and Other Stories by Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad
Twentieth Century Classics S.
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1990-08-30
320
0140182578
9780140182576
N/A
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