Tales Of The Sea
This collection of seafaring stories comprises some of the most famous, most adventurous, and most authentic narratives ever written. These are the tales of the strenuous and brave lives of seafaring men and women, told with power and charm by a man more than familiar with life on the sea.
Himself a seaman for twenty years, Joseph Conrad (1857 - 1924) wrote these stories...more
There's really not much to say about this book. It's a collection of Joseph Conrad's stories and all of them are, as to be expected, up to the usual standard of Joseph Conrad. I don't know if I would recommend this collection; there's more than a few visible spelling mistakes and they detract from the experience.
For me, there was one very distinctive point of interest. After watching Ridley Scott's, Alien, I became interested in the influence of Jose ...more
Conrad left his native Poland in his middle teens to avoid conscription into the Russian Army. He joined the French Merchant Marine and briefly employed himself as a wartime gunrunner. He then began to work aboard Bri ...more