LORD JIM (A TALE OF GUILT AND ATONEMENT)

LORD JIM (A TALE OF GUILT AND ATONEMENT)

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by Joseph Conrad
     
 

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LORD JIM………. A story of guilt and atonement. Ashamed and humiliated, Jim dedicates the rest of his life to two things: escape the memory of that fateful night, and redeem himself. 375 Pages in print! A really great novel!

• This volume includes a “Detailed Biography” of our author, Joseph Conrad.

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LORD JIM………. A story of guilt and atonement. Ashamed and humiliated, Jim dedicates the rest of his life to two things: escape the memory of that fateful night, and redeem himself. 375 Pages in print! A really great novel!

• This volume includes a “Detailed Biography” of our author, Joseph Conrad.

The novel is the story of Jim, an overly romantic seaman, who during a moment of crisis loses his courage. He is first mate on a pilgrim ship bound for Mecca and after the ship collides with an unseen object and is in danger of sinking, he abandons ship leaving the human cargo to fend for its own. He is dogged by his guilt and spends years drifting around the East trying to find the right occasion by which he might redeem himself. Eventually he ends up in the forests of Malaysia where he becomes a god-like protector of the indigenous people and is given the title of "Lord." But no matter how successful Jim might appear to his followers, and to the omnipresent narrator of the novel, he still cannot forget his moment of weakness. Jim's self-centeredness prevents him from moving forward with his life and condemns him to a life of voluntary exile, all the time proclaiming that he is not good enough to live in the outside world. He is willing to risk all future happiness and fortune to be able to face his demons once again without losing his nerves. Ironically, it is his last "heroic" act that destroys all the good that Jim has painstakingly built up, essentially bringing chaos to his Eden like world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013975545
Publisher:
TLC BOOKS
Publication date:
01/02/2012
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
807 KB

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Lord Jim 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This beautiful story of a young man damned to a reputation of cowardice is from the man who wrote HEART OF DARKNESS. This involves imperialists in the jungle, as does HEART OF DARKNESS, but Jim, the young man, wants to help people. Whether he can or not is part of the plot. Conrad is the master of irony.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whether a bad encode or mislabeled language rhs book is unreadable
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I had just graduated from highschool when I read Lord Jim. Anyone can understand it if they invest their time in it. And it would be an investment that pays dividends for the rest of your life.
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This versionwas unreadalbe because all the typos and line errors I found....
nauticalnan More than 1 year ago
format is difficult to follow. Paragraphs are either run on or separated in middle by line spaces.
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If anyone wants to talk with me, i will be happy and willing to chat with you:) -EMILY
GConradDietz More than 1 year ago
In my opinion the story became bogged done with too much psychological analysing of the characters to keep my interest.
songcatchers More than 1 year ago
I thought the first half of the book was pretty good but it went downhill from there. I really struggled to finish this one. Boring!