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Youth/Heart of Darkness/Typhoon (Modern Library)

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Joseph Conrad came to writing after having been a sailor for nearly twenty years.The three long stories in this volume were composed early in his literary career, a few years after a grueling sojourn in the Belgian Congo as the commander of a river steamer."Youth" (1898) is the first of Conrad's stories to feature Captain Marlow, later the narrator of "Heart of Darkness", ...more
Hardcover, 294 pages
Published June 15th 1993 by Modern Library (first published 1902)
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Chris Gager
Oct 01, 2015 Chris Gager rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My edition is also a Bantam paperback from 1960 but has a different cover. I started re-reading "Heart of Darkness" last night. Sometimes Conrad borders on the wordy and requires close reading and no skipping. That's OK because what's in there is extra-good stuff!

Made it most of the way through "Heart of Darkness" last night. There's just no way for me to read Conrad fast. The prose is too dense - like that jungle along the banks of the Congo he keeps referring to! The tone of heavy irony is con
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youth was ok. i didnt read typhoon. HOD was definetly mirrored in the movie Apolcalype Now.
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Aug 22, 2009 Dar rated it it was amazing
re-read Typhoon & Heart of Darkness. Two of my favorite short stories.
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Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski ) was a Polish-born English novelist who today is most famous for Heart of Darkness, his fictionalized account of Colonial Africa.

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 Br
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