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  • Nostromoby Joseph Conrad

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available

    Nostromo, published in 1904, is one of Conrad's finest works. Nostromo -- though one hundred years old -- says as much about today's Latin America as any of the finest recent accounts of that region's turbulent political life. Insistently dramatic in its storytelling, spectacular in its recreation of the subtropical landscape, this picture of an insurrectionary... more...

  • Selected Works of Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, and Othersby Joseph Conrad

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 6.99

    The Selected Works of Joseph Conrad includes the best-known of Joseph Conrad?s work. This special ebook edition contains the short story ?Youth,? as well as the novels Heart of Darkness , Lord Jim , Typhoon , Nostromo , and The Secret Agent . Joseph Conrad is considered to be one of the greatest English-language novelists and a forerunner... more...

  • Heart of Darknessby Joseph Conrad

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 0.99

    The classic novel that inspired Apocalypse Now A European trading concern hires Marlow to pilot a boat up the Congo River in search of Kurtz?a first-class ivory agent and the manager of the company?s highly profitable Inner Station?who is believed to be on his deathbed. With a handful of pilgrims as his passengers and a crew of cannibals, Marlow... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...