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The Arrow of Gold: A Story Between Two Notes
     

The Arrow of Gold: A Story Between Two Notes

by Joseph Conrad
 

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Set in the 1870s, this tale concerns the love of an English sea captain for the Spanish beauty Dona Rita. He carries Carlist munitions to Peninsular ports, she finances the project.

Conrad recounts all the adventures of gun-running and the ever-threatening sea, but never loses his theme, the beautiful and transitory nature of love.

Conrad treasured this story, and

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Set in the 1870s, this tale concerns the love of an English sea captain for the Spanish beauty Dona Rita. He carries Carlist munitions to Peninsular ports, she finances the project.

Conrad recounts all the adventures of gun-running and the ever-threatening sea, but never loses his theme, the beautiful and transitory nature of love.

Conrad treasured this story, and explained it as a fragment from his "buried youth."

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"One of the big love stories of the world of books."—Publishers Weekly

"The magical quality of the narrative, the fastidious and unerring distinction of the style, are Conrad at his best."—Spectator

"Doña Rita is only the central figure, not the sole notable figure, in a wonderful group, whose collective impression is that of some splendid, barbaric, yet most delicately and finely wrought example of the jeweler's art."—New York Times

Library Journal
Released in 1919, five years before the author's death, this novel is among Conrad's lesser-known works. It relates the story of an unnamed Spanish sailor who falls in love with a woman he can never possess. You can never go wrong with Conrad. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812218855
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Series:
Pine Street Books Series
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.25(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Conrad was born Theodor Jozef Konrad Korzeniowski in 1857 in the Ukraine. After twenty years at sea he retired to England, where he devoted himself to writing and published his first novel at the age of thirty-eight. In addition to Lord Jim (1900) and Nostromo (1904), his works include the novel The Secret Agent (1907) and the novella "Heart of Darkness" (1902). He died in 1924.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
December 3, 1857
Date of Death:
August 3, 1924
Place of Birth:
Berdiczew, Podolia, Russia
Place of Death:
Bishopsbourne, Kent, England
Education:
Tutored in Switzerland. Self-taught in classical literature. Attended maritime school in Marseilles, France

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