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Typhoon by Joseph Conrad
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Jan 15, 12

bookshelves: e-books, fiction, short-story, read-in-2012, 1900-s, kindle, english
Read on January 14, 2012 — I own a copy, read count: 1

First sentence: "Captain MacWhirr, of the steamer Nan-Shan, had a physiognomy that, in the order of material appearances, was the exact counterpart of his mind: it represented no marked characteristics of firmness or stupidity; it had no pronounced characteristics whatever; it was simply ordinary, irresponsive, and unruffled."

Last sentence: "I think that he got out of it very well for such a stupid man."

Plot summary (Wikipedia):

This is a classic sea yarn that describes how Captain MacWhirr sails the Siamese steamer Nan-Shan into a typhoon—a mature tropical cyclone of the northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean. Other characters include the young Jukes and Solomon, the head engineer. The novel classically evokes the sea-faring life at the turn of the century. While Macwhirr is emotionally estranged from his family and crew, and though he refuses to consider an alternate course to skirt the typhoon, his indomitable will in the face of a superior natural force elicits grudging admiration.
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