The Mirror of the Sea [NOOK Book]

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First published in 1906, The Mirror of the Sea was the first of Joseph Conrad's two autobiographical memoirs. Discussing it, he called the book "a very intimate revelation. . . . I have attempted here to lay bare with the unreserve of a last hour's confession the terms of my relation with the sea, which beginning mysteriously, like any great passion the inscrutable Gods send to mortals, went on unreasoning and invincible, surviving the test of disillusion, defying the disenchantment that lurks in every day of a ...

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The Mirror of the Sea

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Overview

First published in 1906, The Mirror of the Sea was the first of Joseph Conrad's two autobiographical memoirs. Discussing it, he called the book "a very intimate revelation. . . . I have attempted here to lay bare with the unreserve of a last hour's confession the terms of my relation with the sea, which beginning mysteriously, like any great passion the inscrutable Gods send to mortals, went on unreasoning and invincible, surviving the test of disillusion, defying the disenchantment that lurks in every day of a strenuous life; went on full of love's delight and love's anguish, facing them in open-eyed exultation without bitterness and without repining, from the first hour to the last."

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940020620827
  • Publisher: New York, London, Harper & brothers
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1906 volume
  • File size: 343 KB

Meet the Author

Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad was a Polish novelist who lived most of his life in Britain and didn't learn English until age 21. The young Conrad lived an adventurous life involving gunrunning and political conspiracy, and apparently had a disastrous love affair that plunged him into despair. He served 16 years in the merchant navy.In 1894, at age 36, Conrad reluctantly gave up the sea, partly because of poor health and partly because he had decided on a literary career.

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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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2014

    Excellant book

    I love all his books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Soul

    Dont worry. Ill help. Coe to te camp before this oe

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Green eyes

    *look upon camp, anger seething in my eyes...* Broken is so going down *i growl to myself softly*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Julius

    Thinks about how life would improve without broken. Then thought about how much trouble he could get in for even thinkng this let alone consider it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Venus

    Thats going to be impossible!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Jenny

    Ya i can back uh.. later.. if your alive.. bye bye..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Suki

    Ok julius

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Rowan

    Is dragged in bloody and unmoving

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2013

    Great read

    I havent read Conrad in a while. These were great essays. Especially rulers of the east and west.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Wow

    This is my introduction to Conrad, and as good a start as any for me. Even more so as English was his THIRD language. His descriptions of life at sea as well as on land are simply stunning. Perfectly crafted sentences as well as paragraphs, many of which I will take to my grave. Not to get "All School Yard" on you but...Conrad Rules!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    Yes!!!!! First to write review!

    I dont know if this is a good book or not. I just wanted to be the first

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