Within the Tides

Within the Tides


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Within the Tides by Joseph Conrad

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781727846355
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/12/2018
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Joseph Conrad (3 December 1857 - 3 August 1924) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. He joined the British merchant marine in 1878, and was granted British nationality in 1886. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature.[note 1] He wrote stories and novels, many with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an impassive, inscrutable universe.

Conrad is considered an early modernist, though his works still contain elements of 19th-century realism.[3] His narrative style and anti-heroic characters[4] have influenced many authors, including F. Scott Fitzgerald,[5] William Faulkner,[5] Ernest Hemingway,[6] André Malraux,[7] George Orwell,[8]:254 Graham Greene,[5] Gabriel García Márquez,[5] John le Carré,[5] V. S. Naipaul,[5] Philip Roth,[9] J. M. Coetzee,[5] and Salman Rushdie.[10] 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


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.

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