Typhoon

Typhoon

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by Joseph Conrad
     
 

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The tale of Captain Macwhirr of the Nan-Shan who, whilst returning Chinese workers home notices unusual barometric readings but refuses to change course believing his ship could withstand any natural opposition. And then disaster strikes.

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The tale of Captain Macwhirr of the Nan-Shan who, whilst returning Chinese workers home notices unusual barometric readings but refuses to change course believing his ship could withstand any natural opposition. And then disaster strikes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014979733
Publisher:
Philtre Libre
Publication date:
07/19/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
77 KB

Meet the Author

Joseph Conrad (3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish novelist who wrote in English, after settling in England.

Conrad is regarded as one of the great novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties (and always with a marked Polish accent). He wrote stories and novels, predominantly with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit by the demands of duty and honour. Conrad was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English tragic sensibility into English literature. While some of his works have a strain of romanticism, he is viewed as a precursor of modernist literature. His narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced many authors.

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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Typhoon 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 143 reviews.
Frances Haas More than 1 year ago
This story has everything: character who jump off the page, clearer than life, and the best description of a ship and her crew enduring a terrific storm. My favorite Conrad.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Conrad's masterpiece chronicles the doomed voyage of a steamer in the Indian ocean. It is full of excitement and danger, but is most successful in its portrayal of the personalities and struggles of the captain and his mate. Of all of Conrad's works, this is my favorite.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never mind the kitties this is a great book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*cold res one. :3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He streched.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can i be med cat or med apprentice?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pads in hewo everone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sobbing from the bushes... " I miss the days of having a kit and mate, being a leader....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can you tell me the books title becase my pg 14 book two on reses is empty. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She looked down at the kit. "Hello." She mewed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gtgtb bbt
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She purred. "Its alright."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The small she-cat sat on a fragile tree bough, gazing down forlornly at all the strange and happy cats.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She looked around. "Not very active.."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The brown queen lay in the grass gasping as a gray tom came out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pads in looking around her white fur and blue eyes shining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Watched iceberry leave. If she ever showed up again, she and spectre would have a clan at their backs to kill her. He had killed the wrong cat. She and BS padded out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She smoothly padded over to Shadow, her crystal ice blue eyes glowing as she stood in front of Shadow. "Where do you think your going?" She chuckled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry Gsy but that aint me. I never put periods at the end of a quote (example of what i do not do: "thank you so much." ------ example of what I do: "thank you so much," )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Runs for the enterance a trail of blood following.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Padded in "hello" she mewed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Or a Warrior.