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Lord Jim: A Tale

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Penguin inaugurates a series of revised editions of Conrad's finest works, with new introductions

Conrad's great novel of guilt and redemption follows the first mate on board the Patna, a raw youth with dreams of heroism who, in an act of cowardice, abandons his ship. His unbearable guilt and its consequences are shaped by Conrad into a narrative of immeasurable richness.

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Overview

Penguin inaugurates a series of revised editions of Conrad's finest works, with new introductions

Conrad's great novel of guilt and redemption follows the first mate on board the Patna, a raw youth with dreams of heroism who, in an act of cowardice, abandons his ship. His unbearable guilt and its consequences are shaped by Conrad into a narrative of immeasurable richness.

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. . . a book of the rare quality of Lord Jim is something to receive with gratitude and joy, and with a sense of a distinction conferred upon the readers of romance. (New York Times -- Books of the Century)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780141441610
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/27/2007
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 496,197
  • Product dimensions: 7.72 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Conrad (originally Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) was born in the Ukraine in 1857 and grew up under Tsarist autocracy. His parents, ardent Polish patriots, died when he was a child, following their exile for anti-Russian activities, and he came under the protection of his tradition-conscious uncle, Thaddeus Bobrowski, who watched over him for the next twenty-five years. In 1874 Bobrowski conceded to his nephew's passionate desire to go to sea, and Conrad travelled to Marseilles, where he served in French merchant vessels before joining a British ship in 1878 as an apprentice. In 1886 he obtained British nationality and his Master's certificate in the British Merchant Service. Eight years later he left the sea to devote himself to writing, publishing his first novel, Almayer's Folly, in 1895. The following year he married Jessie George and eventually settled in Kent, where he produced within fifteen years such modern classics as Youth, Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Typhoon, Nostromo, The Secret Agent and Under Western Eyes. He continued to write until his death in 1924. Today Conrad is generally regarded as one of the greatest writers of fiction in English—his third language. He once described himself as being concerned 'with the ideal value of things, events and people'; in the Preface to The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' he defined his task as 'by the power of the written word ... before all, to make you see'.

Biography

Joseph Conrad (originally Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) was born in the Ukraine in 1857 and grew up under Tsarist autocracy. His parents, ardent Polish patriots, died when he was a child, following their exile for anti-Russian activities, and he came under the protection of his tradition-conscious uncle, Thaddeus Bobrowski, who watched over him for the next twenty-five years. In 1874 Bobrowski conceded to his nephew's passionate desire to go to sea, and Conrad travelled to Marseilles, where he served in French merchant vessels before joining a British ship in 1878 as an apprentice.

In 1886 he obtained British nationality and his Master's certificate in the British Merchant Service. Eight years later he left the sea to devote himself to writing, publishing his first novel, Almayer's Folly, in 1895. The following year he married Jessie George and eventually settled in Kent, where he produced within fifteen years such modern classics as Youth, Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Typhoon, Nostromo, The Secret Agent and Under Western Eyes. He continued to write until his death in 1924. Today Conrad is generally regarded as one of the greatest writers of fiction in English -- his third language. He once described himself as being concerned "with the ideal value of things, events and people" in the Preface to The Nigger of the Narcissus he defined his task as "by the power of the written word ... before all, to make you see."

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Jósef Teodor Konrad Walecz Korzeniowski (real name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      December 3, 1857
    2. Place of Birth:
      Berdiczew, Podolia, Russia
    1. Date of Death:
      August 3, 1924
    2. Place of Death:
      Bishopsbourne, Kent, England

Table of Contents

Map of Brown's Voyage to Patusan 6
Acknowledgements and Editorial Notes 9
Introduction 11
Selected Further Reading 31
Note on the Text 34
Lord Jim 41
Notes 353
Glossary 367
Chronological Guide 375
Index of Leitmotifs 377
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2007

    A reviewer

    When I read Lord Jim for the first time as a teenager I found it boring. Many years later I now find it an amazing book. Conrad himself spent sixteen years at sea in the late 1800s, so this book is to some degree autobiographical. The version of this book that I have even quotes Conrad: 'Every novel contains an element of autobiography.' In this book, the protagonist, Jim, travels to a remote region of the world, far from Victorian England. In this sense, the plot is similar to that in one of Conrad's other famous works, Heart of Darkness. Other than that book, I'm not familiar with Conrad's other works, nor am I an expert in Victorian literature, so I can't place this in its proper historical context. However, it seems like an amazingly well written story in and of itself.

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    A blonde bombshell walks in in a bathing suit and a flat stoumuch. She had green eyes and she walked to kat. Hey.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    Oh Ho Hum

    next to the most boring book I've ever read. Just putting words on the paper to use words is not my cup of tea.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2003

    Professional Readers Only

    In LORD JIM Joseph Conrad is telling of a story of a man how he has to deal with guilt and how he is going to try and find redemption. In the beginning of the book it goes pretty smooth then the dialect starts jumping from the present time to the past and back again. If the author would have just wrote the story line with out so much detail in trying to describe every little thing, it would go much faster and easier to keep up. I only recommend this book for a class project or expert readers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2003

    not a Conrad fan

    I wish that Conrad did not have such a penchant for making almost his entire book one long quotation. Distinguishing the embedded quotes, as well as figuring out the antecedents of pronouns in text such as 'he exclaimed,' was frustrating. I thought, however, that the moral of the story in this book was more worth telling than the one in 'Heart of Darkness,' and it was a more satisfying 'atonement' than the recent novel of that name. Still, I found the writing difficult to wade through. It is easy to become mesmerized by the prose to the point of almost missing significant details of the story.

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