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  • Heart of Darknessby Joseph Conrad

    The Floating Press 1902; US$ 4.50

    Heart of Darkness is Joseph Conrad's disturbing novella recounted by the itinerant captain Marlow sent to find and bring home the shadowy and inscrutable Captain Kurtz. Marlow and his men follow a river deep into a jungle, the "Heart of Darkness" of Africa looking for Kurtz, an unhinged leader of an isolated trading station. This highly... more...

  • The Secret Agentby Joseph Conrad

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 10.95

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time The Secret Agent is the unsurpassed ancestor of a long series of twentieth-century novels and films which explore the confused motives that lie at the heart of political terrorism. In its use of powerful psychological insight to intensify narrative suspense, it set the terms... more...

  • Lord Jimby Joseph Conrad

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 3.95

    Marlow narrates the story of Lord Jim, a promising young man who falls from grace, then attempts to redeem himself in Patusan, a fictional Indonesian island. His story is told entirely through the perspectives of Marlow and others who join their voices to his, and so the enigma at the centre of Jim's character and actions is never entirely resolved.... more...

  • The Secret Agentby Joseph Conrad

    The Floating Press 1907; US$ 3.95

    The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale is an example of Conrad's later political writing, which moved away from his earlier, seafaring tales. The spy Mr. Verloc moves through London where he encounters anarchism, terrorism and revolutionary groups. Conrad also deals with the notion of exploitation. The novel's treatment of terrorism caused it to be... more...

  • Nostromoby Joseph Conrad

    The Floating Press 1917; US$ 3.99

    Nostromo is a classic anti-hero, who lives in a fictitious mining village on the coast of a fictitious South American country. Many regard the imagined setting of the novel to be some of Conrad's finest work. The characters in the novel are also more highly-developed than those of his other novels, and were inspired by a group of mental patients... more...

  • Under Western Eyesby Joseph Conrad

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 3.99

    Conrad reputedly wrote Under Western Eyes (1911) in response to Crime and Punishment , which he detested. The action takes place in Russia and Switzerland and shows Conrad's cynicism of revolutionary movements and ideals. It also condemns the impact on the poor and innocent by the actions of the powerful. more...

  • A Personal Recordby Joseph Conrad

    The Floating Press 1912; US$ 3.99

    A Personal Record is writer Joseph Conrad's autobiography. The writing is lyrical and atmospheric and commonly believed to be somewhat embellished. It does, however, give great insight into his Polish childhood, his sailing adventures and his aspirations in the eyes of the British public. It also documents the process of writing Almayer's Folly... more...

  • Almayer's Follyby Joseph Conrad

    The Floating Press 1915; US$ 3.99

    A young Dutch trader, Kaspar Almayer, marries Captain Lingard's adopted Malay daughter in the hopes of one day inheriting the captain's wealth. He moves to Borneo to run Lingard's trading post there, but while the captain is frittering away his fortune on a hopeless treasure hunt, Almayer's ventures fail, one after the other. In the... more...

  • An Outcast of the Islandsby Joseph Conrad

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    An Outcast of the Islands is Joseph Conrad's second novel, first published in 1896 and inspired by Conrad's time as mate of the steamer The Vigar. Fleeing from scandal in Singapore, the disreputable Peter Willems hides out in a native village, only to betray his protectors in his lust for the daughter of the chief. The story features Tom Lingard... more...

  • The Shadow Lineby Joseph Conrad

    The Floating Press 1917; US$ 3.99

    The Shadow Line is a novella by Joseph Conrad. A young man becomes captain of a ship in the Orient, and his experiences bring him to the threshold of his development into maturity: the shadow line. The story contrasts the young man and his expectations with the wiser experience of his elders. The novella has been read as a comment on the first world... more...