Lord Jim

Lord Jim

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Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad, Flo Gibson

Jim, first mate on board the Patna, is 'a simple and sensitive character', a raw youth dreaming dreams of heroism. But when the Patna threatens to sink, Jim takes the cowardly way out, and jumps clear. His unbearable guilt and its consequences are shaped into a narrative of immeasurable richness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556859786
Publisher: Audio Book Contractors, LLC
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.50(h) x 5.00(d)

About the Author

Joseph Conrad (originally Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) was born in the Ukraine in 1857 and grew up under Tsarist autocracy. His parents, ardent Polish patriots, died when he was a child, following their exile for anti-Russian activities, and he came under the protection of his tradition-conscious uncle, Thaddeus Bobrowski, who watched over him for the next twenty-five years. In 1874 Bobrowski conceded to his nephew's passionate desire to go to sea, and Conrad travelled to Marseilles, where he served in French merchant vessels before joining a British ship in 1878 as an apprentice. In 1886 he obtained British nationality and his Master's certificate in the British Merchant Service. Eight years later he left the sea to devote himself to writing, publishing his first novel, Almayer's Folly, in 1895. The following year he married Jessie George and eventually settled in Kent, where he produced within fifteen years such modern classics as Youth, Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Typhoon, Nostromo, The Secret Agent and Under Western Eyes. He continued to write until his death in 1924. Today Conrad is generally regarded as one of the greatest writers of fiction in English—his third language. He once described himself as being concerned 'with the ideal value of things, events and people'; in the Preface to The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' he defined his task as 'by the power of the written word ... before all, to make you see'.

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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Whether a bad encode or mislabeled language rhs book is unreadable
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I had just graduated from highschool when I read Lord Jim. Anyone can understand it if they invest their time in it. And it would be an investment that pays dividends for the rest of your life.
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This versionwas unreadalbe because all the typos and line errors I found....
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format is difficult to follow. Paragraphs are either run on or separated in middle by line spaces.
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