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  • Within the Tidesby Joseph Conrad

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 3.95

    This collection of four Joseph Conrad tales was first published in 1916 and includes The Panther of Malta, The Partner, The Inn of the Two Witches and Because of the Dollars. Having English as an acquired language did not deter Conrad from becoming one of the greatest prose stylists in English literature. A master at creating atmosphere,... more...

  • The Secret Agentby Joseph Conrad

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Set in 19th Century England The Secret Agent is an intriguing story of espionage, counter-espionage and corruption on both sides of the law. When Adolf Verloc, international spy for the Russian Embassy, is assigned the task of blowing-up the Greenwich Observatory, incompetence and fear-of persecution come in to play with ironic and catastrophic... more...

  • Almayer’s Follyby Joseph Conrad

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Conrad's first novel in English takes place in Indonesia, where a Dutch colonial whose business has failed wishes to escape the island and his malignant marriage. His only hope is to marry his daughter off to a European so he can leave with her - but his daughter has her own ideas about the kind of life she prefers. Raised in Borneo, she wants only... more...

  • An Outcast of the Islandsby Joseph Conrad

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    An Outcast of the Islands (1896), Conrad's second novel, is a tale of intrigue in an eastern setting. Peter Willems, a clerk in Macassar, granted a 'second chance' at a remote river trading post, falls ever more hopelessly into traps set by himself and others. A parable of human frailty, with love and death the major players, this is a story of... more...

  • Chanceby Joseph Conrad

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Chance (1913) is regarded by many as one of Conrad’s greatest works. It tells the story of Flora de Barral, a vulnerable and abandoned young girl who is 'like a beggar, without a right to anything but compassion'. After her bankrupt father is imprisoned, she learns the harsh fact that a woman in her position 'has no resources but in herself'. Her... more...

  • Heart of Darknessby Joseph Conrad

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Born in Poland, Conrad entered the British merchant service, becoming a master mariner and a naturalized British subject in 1886. In order to fill empty, boring hours at sea as a sailor, Conrad began writing his first novel. When he later transferred onto a Congo River, he started taking notes that would eventually become the basis for one of his... more...

  • The Nigger of the Narcissusby Joseph Conrad

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    The Nigger of the Narcissus (1897) is the story of a voyage from an Eastern port, and the undermining of morale of the ship's crew by sympathy for a dying black sailor. Waite's death brings out the best and worst in his crewmates...pity and humanity on one hand, selfishness and jealousy on the other. more...

  • Falkby Joseph Conrad

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    In this short story Falk is desperate to get married but first he must tell of his terrible experiences as the sole survivor of a stricken ship that drifted into the ice caps of Antarctica. more...

  • Some Reminiscencesby Joseph Conrad

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Throughout his fiction Conrad was concerned with moral dilemmas, the isolation of the individual to be tested by experience, and the psychology of inner urges in both groups and individuals. His semi-autobiographical Some Reminiscences (1912) (published in the States as A Personal Record ) testify to his high artistic aims. more...

  • The Shadow-Lineby Joseph Conrad

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    The Shadow-Line is a poignant and beautiful story. Written during the First World War it expresses Conrad's solidarity with all who were obliged to cross in early youth the shadow-line of their war-torn generation. more...