The Nigger of the Narcissus

The Nigger of the Narcissus

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by Joseph Conrad, James Conrad, Alan Simmons
     
 

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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.

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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:
9780460877893
Publisher:
Everyman Paperback
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Series:
Paperback Classics Series
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 7.84(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) was fluent from birth in French as well as his native Polish. He learned his third language, English, as an adult, and it was in English that he wrote his evocative stories and novels. Conrad drew upon his experiences in the British and French navies to portray the struggles of humanity amid the world's vast indifference.

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 More than 1 year ago
If you can get past the title. The best Conrad book I've read.
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