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Victory by Joseph Conrad, Joseph Conrad

Axel Heyst, a disenchanted Swede, becomes involved in the operation of a coal company on a remote island in the Malay archipelago. When that fails, he turns his back on humanity until, once again, he is drawn into contact with the world by a girl whom he rescues and bears off to his island retreat.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781853262562
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions, Limited
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Series: Classics Library Series
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.63(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. In 1896 he settled in Kent, where he produced within fifteen years such modern classics as YouthHeart of DarknessLord JimTyphoonNostromoThe 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.

Date of Birth:

December 3, 1857

Date of Death:

August 3, 1924

Place of Birth:

Berdiczew, Podolia, Russia

Place of Death:

Bishopsbourne, Kent, England


Tutored in Switzerland. Self-taught in classical literature. Attended maritime school in Marseilles, France

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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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Victory 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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Lol i know.
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Da is wrong with these fu.cking spammers?
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(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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Watched boredlyl
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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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The tiny dragonet watched the soul.
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Umbreo. ...
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He couldn't purr or hum, so he just lay there silent and awkward.
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&#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.