The Mirror Of The Sea (Large Print Edition)

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Landfall and Departure mark the rhythmical swing of a seaman's life and of a ship's career.From land to land is the most concise definition of a ship's earthly fate.' (Excerpt)
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Overview

Landfall and Departure mark the rhythmical swing of a seaman's life and of a ship's career.From land to land is the most concise definition of a ship's earthly fate.' (Excerpt)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780554265803
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 8/18/2008
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad
Most readers know Joseph Conrad for creating Marlow's harrowing journey through the African Congo in Heart of Darkness. Conrad was adept at capturing the physical and cultural experiences he gleaned from 15 years at sea, but he also wrote political thrillers, essays, and plays based on his own short stories. His best works tend to be brief, but pack in a remarkable perspicacity about humanity's deepest faults.

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."

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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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    Soul

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

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    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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    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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    Venus

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    Jenny

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

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    Suki

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    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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    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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