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The Secret Sharer and Other Great Stories

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Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 1st 1969 by Signet
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Lisa (Harmonybites)
I love the short story form--fell in love with a lot listed here have been favorites since they were assigned in high school: Lawrence's "The Rocking Horse Winner," O'Connor's "Everything That Rises Must Converge," Cather's "Paul's Case," Chekhov's "The Bet," Benet's "By the Waters of Babylon" (a science fiction story no less), Crane's "The Open Boat," Welty's "The Worn Path," Broun's "The Fifty-First Dragon," Saki's "The Interlopers," and the work that forms part of the title, Conrad's novella, ...more
Stephan
This old edition contained the stories, "Youth", "The Secret Sharer", and "The Shadow Line". The stories all deal with the same themes of youth, being in first in command and tests against values and experience. They're all written from a first-person narrator, in a very conversational tone (especially for the time period) and often the story unfolds between dialog.

I guess "The Secret Sharer", about a captain who hides a murderer in his cabin and finds his own likeness in him, is the more popula
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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 Bri
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“And suddenly I rejoiced in the great security of the sea as compared with the unrest of the land, in my choice of that untempted life presenting no disquieting problems, invested with an elementary moral beauty by the absolute straightforwardness of its appeal and by the singleness of its purpose.” 3 likes
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