×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Nigger of the Narcissus
     

The Nigger of the Narcissus

4.3 4
by Joseph Conrad, Jacques Berthoud (Editor)
 

See All Formats & Editions

A dying sailor boards the Narcissus and acts as a memento mori upon his shipmates, eliciting pity and selfless compassion as well as fear, resentment, and a profound hatred. The powerful narrative technique captures every nuance of atmospheric tension for a compelling study of men's characters under conditions of extreme danger and stress.

Overview

A dying sailor boards the Narcissus and acts as a memento mori upon his shipmates, eliciting pity and selfless compassion as well as fear, resentment, and a profound hatred. The powerful narrative technique captures every nuance of atmospheric tension for a compelling study of men's characters under conditions of extreme danger and stress.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192816238
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/17/1985
Series:
World's Classics Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
4.56(w) x 7.31(h) x 0.44(d)

Meet the Author

JOSEPH CONRAD (1857-1924) was one of the most remarkable figures in English literature. Born in Poland, and originally named Josef Teodor Konrad Walecz Korzeniowski, he went to sea at the age of seventeen and eventually joined the crew of an English vessel, becoming a British citizen in the process. He retired from the sea in 1894 and took up the pen, writing all his works in English, a language he had only learned as an adult. Despite this, he was a master stylist, both lush and precise. His outsider's eye gave him special insights into the moral dangers of the great age of European empires.

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

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

The Nigger of the Narcissus 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though the title may not be politically correct, it was written in different times. Still, this is a fascinating book from the author of Heart of Darkness, and well-worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you can get past the title. The best Conrad book I've read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago