Victory: An Island Tale [NOOK Book]

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Although Joseph Conrad is now regarded by many critics as one of the most important twentieth-century writers, popular acclaim proved hard for the Polish-born writer to achieve during his lifetime. It was Victory, a psychological thriller of sorts, that finally broke through and helped the writer gain the mass readership his writing deserves.

Now a major motion picture from Miramax starring Sam Neill and Willem Defoe, Victory takes place in 1913 in the Dutch East ...

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Victory: An Island Tale

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Overview

Although Joseph Conrad is now regarded by many critics as one of the most important twentieth-century writers, popular acclaim proved hard for the Polish-born writer to achieve during his lifetime. It was Victory, a psychological thriller of sorts, that finally broke through and helped the writer gain the mass readership his writing deserves.

Now a major motion picture from Miramax starring Sam Neill and Willem Defoe, Victory takes place in 1913 in the Dutch East Indies and tells the story of one man's battle for the woman he loves and the tragedy it leaves in its wake.

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“I am glad that I am alive, if, for no other reason, because of the joy of reading this book.” —Jack London
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781775451518
  • Publisher: The Floating Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 448 KB

Meet the Author

Joseph Conrad
Peter Lancelot Mallios is an assistant professor of English and American Studies at the University of Maryland.
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    1. Also Known As:
      Jósef Teodor Konrad Walecz Korzeniowski (real name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      December 3, 1857
    2. Place of Birth:
      Berdiczew, Podolia, Russia
    1. Date of Death:
      August 3, 1924
    2. Place of Death:
      Bishopsbourne, Kent, England

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Set in the islands of the Malay Archipelago, Victory tells the story of a disillusioned Swede, Axel Heyst, who rescues Lena, a young English musician, from the clutches of a brutish German hotel owner. Seeking refuge at Heyst’s remote island retreat on Samburan, the couple is soon besieged by three villains dispatched by the enraged hotelier. The arrival on the island paradise of this trio of fiends sets off a terrifying series of events that ultimately ends in catastrophe.
“With Victory, Conrad inaugurated a new style and aesthetic,” writes Peter Lancelot Mallios in his Introduction. “The tremendous literary sophistication to be found in Victory does not result in the exclusion of the popular reader.”
The text of this Modern Library Paperback Classic was set from the first British edition, published by Methuen & Co. in 1915.

Author Biography: Peter Lancelot Mallios is an assistant professor of English and American Studies at the University of Maryland.

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Table of Contents

General editors' preface; Chronology; Abbreviations and note on editions; Introduction; Victory: An Island Tale; The texts: an essay; Apparatus; Textual notes; Appendices; Explanatory notes; Glossaries; Map.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2005

    Serious Reading

    Wow! is all can say after reading Victory. Jack London once said that he was glad to be alive, if only for the reason of having read this book. Well, actually the story IS that good--provided one has the imagination for it. The story has wonderfully interesting characters and an equally captivating plot.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2015

    Banished

    He couldn't purr or hum, so he just lay there silent and awkward.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2015

    Eldunari

    &#10023 I hate you for what you did to me, Thorn. I allowed Firnen to mate with me, because of you. You abandoned me... &#10023 The Eldunari's voice hissed.

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    Posted February 16, 2015

    Firnen

    Lol i know.

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    Posted March 9, 2015

    Nevermore

    Banished?

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    Posted February 5, 2015

    Dante

    Da fu.ck is wrong with these fu.cking spammers?

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    Posted January 27, 2015

    Darin

    (Im home schooled and i think non of my rps that i know are active right now which sucks ) leaves to to the camp

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    Posted January 26, 2015

    Reaper

    Watched boredlyl

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    Posted February 9, 2015

    Mallory

    Actually i think there was a battle but i dont know what exactly happened.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2015

    Eragon

    Hello?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2015

    Thorns soul

    Thorns soul floated out of his mind and body. As his body grew cold, his body caved in. For he was just a peice of magic. Fir he had failed his pourpose, so the power must go back to what it came from. The shadow empire.

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    Posted March 8, 2015

    Saphira

    The tiny dragonet watched the soul.

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    Umbreo. ...

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