Lord Jim (Collins Classics)

Lord Jim (Collins Classics)

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by Joseph Conrad
     
 

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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.‘Who could tell what forms, what visions, what faces, what forgiveness he could see in the glow of the west!’Jim is a well-bred young romantic who takes to the seas with hopes of adventure and the aspiration to prove his mettle. When the boat he sails in threatens to sink,…  See more details below

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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.‘Who could tell what forms, what visions, what faces, what forgiveness he could see in the glow of the west!’Jim is a well-bred young romantic who takes to the seas with hopes of adventure and the aspiration to prove his mettle. When the boat he sails in threatens to sink, Jim abandons ship in fear in order to save himself, leaving the other passengers to their fate. However, the ship does not sink and guilt-ridden Jim admits to the maritime court of inquiry that he deserted the boat and is consequently stripped of his sailing papers. Blighted by his own cowardice, Jim’s subsequent self-exile to a remote Malaysian trading post gives Conrad the opportunity to explore the question of moral identity and through his hero, he embodies the values and deterioration of the declining empire of late Victorian Britain. With its rich descriptions of an unknown, exotic world and beautifully constructed prose, Lord Jim is considered one of Conrad’s greatest works.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007480517
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/31/2012
Series:
Collins Classics
Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
291,184
File size:
605 KB

Meet the Author

Polish born Joseph Conrad is regarded as a highly influential author and his works are seen as a precursor to modernist literature. His often tragic insight into the human condition in novels such as Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent is unrivalled by his contemporaries.

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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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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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!