This collection of four Joseph Conrad tales was first published in 1916 and includes "The Planter of Malta," "The Partner," "The Inn of the Two Witches" and "Because of the Dollars."
Having English as an acquired language did not deter Conrad from becoming one of the greatest prose stylists in English literature. A master at creating atmosphere, he portrayed individuals suffering from isolation and moral disintegration, and particularly the clash between primitive cultures and modern civilization.
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About the Author
Conrad is considered an early modernist, though his works still contain elements of 19th-century realism. His narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced many authors, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, André Malraux, George Orwell,:254 Graham Greene, Gabriel García Márquez, John le Carré, V. S. Naipaul, Philip Roth, J. M. Coetzee, and Salman Rushdie. Many films have been adapted from, or inspired by, Conrad's works.
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
Table of Contents
General editors' preface; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Abbreviations and note on editions; Introduction; Within the Tides: author's note; The planter of Malata; The partner; The inn of the two witches: a find; Because of the dollars; The texts: an essay; Apparatus; Textual notes; Appendices; Explanatory notes; Glossaries.