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Three Sea Stories: Typhoon, Falk, and the Shadow-Line

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Edited and with an Introduction by Dr Keith Carabine, Chairperson of the Joseph Conrad Society of Great Britain As these three specially commissioned stories amply demonstrate, Conrad is our greatest writer of the sea. His characters are tested by dramatic events 'that show in the light of day the inner worth of a man, the edge of his temper, and the fibre of his stuff; th ...more
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Published February 5th 1998 by Wordsworth Editions (first published 1915)
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Fatih Balkış
Aug 04, 2015 Fatih Balkış rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hikaye anlatma sanatı denildiğinde, hiç kuşkusuz Conrad’ın eşsiz anlatıcıları aklımıza gelecektir. Tüm yaşamlarını denize adamış olan bu insanlar büyük bir serinkanlılıkla akılalmaz fırtınaları, sömürge kültürünün uzantılarını ve trajik olanın en ağır hallerini okurla paylaşırlar. Denizle kurdukları bağ o kadar güçlüdür ki, yaşam bütünüyle denizde başlar ve yine denizde sonlanır. Karada varolan hiçbir değerin önemi yoktur. Geride bırakılan eşler, çocuklar ve emeklilik uzak bir hayalden başka bir ...more
Калин Каменов
Jan 07, 2014 Калин Каменов rated it it was amazing
Certainly three of Conrad's finest stories, particularly The Shadow Line. Drawing from his own formidable experience and with his wonderful style, Joseph Conrad truly is a part of the Western literary cannon and a must-read for the educated gentleman of the twenty-first century.
Philip Traum
Aug 06, 2012 Philip Traum rated it liked it
I received this book as a gift a while back and after placing I ton my bookshelf I forgot about it. A few weeks ago I finally decided to read it for two reasons. First, because of the theme of these three stories share. The second reason is simple, it’s written by Joseph Conrad.

Well as the title of the book states this book is a compilation of three stories written by the celebrated author and adventurer Joseph Conrad. Each of the stories is very different from the other and each one shines beca
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Markus
Apr 25, 2014 Markus rated it liked it
Shelves: classics, adventure
Typhoon: 3 stars
Falk: 4 stars
The Shadow-Line: 3 stars

Average rating: 3.333
Michael Ladusau
Dec 18, 2013 Michael Ladusau rated it really liked it
Of the three stories in this book, I had only read the first, 'Typhoon', when I was in college. On the re-read, 'Typhoon' was still impressive, 'Faulk' and 'The Shadow-Line' are both very good.
Mike
Nov 09, 2009 Mike rated it it was amazing
Typhoon is an absolutely great story. I had a hard time finishing Shadow-Line. I don't think I read Falk. Typhoon is available online.
David
Sep 15, 2008 David rated it really liked it
Ok, I forgot that Conrad could actually be funny, and he is, right up to the line..."Imagine to yourselves that I have eaten man."
Mark Stephenson
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Falk is a tale of survival to delight some sorts of Darwinians, I suppose. Well done but not much to my taste.
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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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