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The Mirror of the Sea (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)
     

The Mirror of the Sea (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Joseph Conrad
 

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The Mirror of the Sea is Joseph Conrad’s true-life account of his seventeen-year odyssey at sea, told through a series of essays. Portraying the ocean as a metaphor against which men could measure themselves, Conrad hints at the themes of his later fictional works.

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The Mirror of the Sea is Joseph Conrad’s true-life account of his seventeen-year odyssey at sea, told through a series of essays. Portraying the ocean as a metaphor against which men could measure themselves, Conrad hints at the themes of his later fictional works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411435131
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/08/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
206
Sales rank:
1,108,080
File size:
229 KB

Meet the Author


Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was a Polish-born writer who became one of the greatest novelists in the English language. A precursor to modernist literature, he mined his experiences in the French and British navies to create tragic tales that simultaneously delve into worldwide issues and the individual soul.

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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The Mirror of the Sea 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all his books
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Is dragged in bloody and unmoving
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read Conrad in a while. These were great essays. Especially rulers of the east and west.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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I dont know if this is a good book or not. I just wanted to be the first