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The Tale
     

The Tale

by Joseph Conrad, Philip Hensher (Foreword by)
 

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Outside the large single window the crepuscular light was dying out slowly in a great square gleam without colour, framed rigidly in the gathering shades of the room.
It was a long room. The irresistible tide of the night ran into the most distant part of it, where the whispering of a man's voice, passionately interrupted and passionately renewed, seemed to plead

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Outside the large single window the crepuscular light was dying out slowly in a great square gleam without colour, framed rigidly in the gathering shades of the room.
It was a long room. The irresistible tide of the night ran into the most distant part of it, where the whispering of a man's voice, passionately interrupted and passionately renewed, seemed to plead against the answering murmurs of infinite sadness.
At last no answering murmur came. His movement when he rose slowly from his knees by the side of the deep, shadowy couch holding the shadowy suggestion of a reclining woman revealed him tall under the low ceiling, and sombre all over except for the crude discord of the white collar under the shape of his head and the faint, minute spark of a brass button here and there on his uniform.

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"A lovely edition . . . of four pieces of Conradiana . . . a perfect paperback to pop in someone's stocking this Christmas."  —International Herald Tribune

International Herald Tribune

A lovely edition . . . of four pieces of Conradiana . . . a perfect paperback to pop in someone's stocking this Christmas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843914440
Publisher:
Hesperus Press
Publication date:
10/30/2008
Series:
Hesperus Modern Voices
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
1,373,136
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Acclaimed by F. R. Leavis as one of "the very great novelists in the language," Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) was one of the leading writers of the Modernist movement.

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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