Typhoon (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Typhoon (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Joseph Conrad
     
 

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Conrad's tale of life at sea follows steamship captain Tom Macwhirr—a man never afraid of the high seas’ monstrous storms. But this time he meets a storm with which his ship may not be able to compete. Macwhirr’s complex personality – a combination of courage and foolishness – is brought to bear on his battles with the ocean.  See more details below

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Conrad's tale of life at sea follows steamship captain Tom Macwhirr—a man never afraid of the high seas’ monstrous storms. But this time he meets a storm with which his ship may not be able to compete. Macwhirr’s complex personality – a combination of courage and foolishness – is brought to bear on his battles with the ocean.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411437517
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
854,162
File size:
138 KB

Meet the Author

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), born the son of a noble Polish family as Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, rechristened himself with his pen name. He became one of the greatest prose stylists and novelists in the English language. A precursor to modernist literature, he mined his experiences in the French and British navies to create tragic tales that simultaneously delve into worldwide issues and the individual soul.

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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