Joseph Conrad: Complete Short Stories (Library of Essential Writers Series)
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Joseph Conrad: Complete Short Stories (Library of Essential Writers Series)

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Joseph Conrad is regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most insightful writers on the human condition. His tales of characters compelled by circumstance to make difficult moral choices in a world seemingly bereft of a moral center are among the most provocative in modern literature.

Although Conrad set his stories in a wide variety of locales, ranging from the Pacific

Hardcover, 1002 pages
Published October 11th 2007 by Barnes & Noble (first published 1917)
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Conrad should be known for more than 'Heart of Darkness'. As good a book as it is, it shows only a minute glimpse of what he is capable of. The delicacy, humor, wit, and sheer beauty he shows in this collection marks him as one of the most talented writers of his time, and with one of the most unique voices.

I at once compared him to Chekhov, for he shares with Chekhov a remarkable psychological insight, and hence is capable of constructing characters by merely hinting at notions and moods, or by...more
Jenny Shipp
This is not the exact book I am reading. I bought an old Modern Book of his stories. I read his story titled "Youth" and was dazzled. I love sea stories that are not all horror but are about a journey. I loved Kon Tiki, such an adventure! So here is this short story, told to the reader by someone listening to an old salt named Marlow who tells a story about a sailing trip he took when he was young (Joseph Conrad spent his first 18 years of young adulthood sailing in the early 1800s). It just GOT...more
Blake Suedekum
Have only read "Heart of Darkness" from this collection.
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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...more
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