Tales of Unrest

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Joseph Conrad, born Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, (1857-1924) was a Polish-born novelist who spent most of his adult life in Britain. He is regarded as one of the greatest English novelists, which is even more notable because he did not learn to speak English well until he was in his 20s. He is recognized as a master prose stylist. Some of his works have a strain of romanticism, but more importantly he is recognized as an important forerunner of modernist literature. His narrative style and anti-heroic ...
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Joseph Conrad, born Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, (1857-1924) was a Polish-born novelist who spent most of his adult life in Britain. He is regarded as one of the greatest English novelists, which is even more notable because he did not learn to speak English well until he was in his 20s. He is recognized as a master prose stylist. Some of his works have a strain of romanticism, but more importantly he is recognized as an important forerunner of modernist literature. His narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced many writers, including Ernest Hemingway, D.H. Lawrence and Graham Greene. Writing during the apogee of the British Empire, Conrad drew upon his experiences in the British Merchant Navy to create novels and short stories that reflected aspects of a world-wide empire while also plumbing the depths of the human soul. Amongst his best known works are Heart of Darkness (1899), Lord Jim (1900), Under Western Eyes (1911), Victory (1915) and The Rescue (1920).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781434614629
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 10/11/2007
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Conrad

Allan H. Simmons is Professor of English at St Mary's College, Twickenham, London.

J. H. Stape is Research Fellow at St Mary's University College, Twickenham, London and has taught at universities in England, Canada, France and the Far East. Author of The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad (2007) and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad (1996), he has edited several of Conrad's texts and is co-editor of Conrad's collected letters (Volumes 7 and 9). He has also published on E. M. Forster, William Golding, Thomas Hardy, Frank Harris, Angus Wilson and Virginia Woolf.

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

General editors' preface; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Abbreviations and note on editions; Introduction; Tales of Unrest: Author's note; 'Karain: A Memory'; 'The Idiots'; 'An Outpost of Progress'; 'The Return'; 'The Lagoon'; The texts: an essay; Apparatus; Appendices; Explanatory notes.

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  • Posted August 16, 2011

    Too many typos for me (this GB edition)

    I'm reviewing this specific Google Books edition. It started out with about one major typo per page. That was bad enough to take me out of the reading a bit, but I could usually guess what the wrong word was supposed to be. Bit there were a few pages with multiple bad typos & I gave up. Conrad's murky prose is challenging enough on its own.

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    Posted June 13, 2014

    Roen to striking

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    [Striking it was just a prank. No need to get all upset. Roen *Glares at Roen* decided to shove fingers up Ton's as<_>s and when he asked "who next" I thought of ol' Strikey. No need to get upset. Calm your britches. Now I've said what I need to...Goodbye.]

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    Darkforest to Deimos & Steel Blue

    She pads in. "I will save her," The Dark Forest warrior pauses. "But we make a deal."

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    Okay,Jay this is what to do.

    Turn of yoir wi-fi then turn it back on. If that doesnt work.........wait. Before I continue I need to tell you my name. Im.......................Merci. My full name is Merciful Grace Green. Nice to "meet" you. Yeah, Im sorry but I really dont know what you should do after that because........




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