The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' (Illustrated)

The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' (Illustrated)

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by Joseph Conrad
     
 

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The title character, James Wait, is a West Indian black sailor on board the merchant ship Narcissus sailing from Bombay to London. Wait falls ill with tuberculosis during the voyage, and his plight arouses the humanitarian sympathies of many of the crew, five of whom rescue him from his deck cabin during a storm, placing their own lives and the ship at risk.

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The title character, James Wait, is a West Indian black sailor on board the merchant ship Narcissus sailing from Bombay to London. Wait falls ill with tuberculosis during the voyage, and his plight arouses the humanitarian sympathies of many of the crew, five of whom rescue him from his deck cabin during a storm, placing their own lives and the ship at risk. Captain Alistoun and the old sailor Singleton, on the other hand, remain concerned primarily with their duties as sailors and are indifferent to Wait's condition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781632952219
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
07/11/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
820,675
File size:
1 MB

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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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