The Nigger of the Narcissus

The Nigger of the Narcissus

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by Joseph Conrad
     
 

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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.  See more details below

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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 was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. He is considered an early modernist, though his works still contain elements of nineteenth-century realism. His most famous novels like The Nigger of the 'Narcissus', Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Typhoon, Nostromo, The Secret Agenta and Under Western Eyes, which combined his experiences in remote places with an interest in moral conflict and the dark side of human nature.

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 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 5 months ago
If you can get past the title. The best Conrad book I've read.
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