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The Shadow Line; a confession [Kindle Edition]

Joseph Conrad
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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


Product Details

  • File Size: 204 KB
  • Print Length: 100 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0084B9IW8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,410 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars More Vintage Conrad August 9, 2013
By Ipy
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I really cannot say enough good things about free Conrad on Kindle. If you love him or sea stories you will love this one, and likely all his work. Everyone should read more Conrad.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Amazing Story November 8, 2014
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The Shadow Line is an extraordinary account of a kerfuffle that occurred on board a sailing ship, involving an unexpected sequence of events. It is a real psychological thriller, and Conrad's talent for describing bizarre characters in all of their astonishing detail is at its most fine. The book lays a spell on its reader long before the spectre of a sailing ship afloat in a supernatural silence, all of her crew dying and dead, is raised.

If you like Conrad's style, you will love it!
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2.0 out of 5 stars decent May 11, 2014
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I was expecting a more interesting novel but still worth a try if you can afford three hours to read it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fancifal Seafaring Tale May 15, 2013
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For the sheer pleasure of reading well-written, beautiful English language prose, this brief novel is well worth your time. It's gorgeously written.

The plot, be as it is, is a bit obscure, and the reader does not know where, geographically speaking, he or she is located at virtually any point in the story other than somewhere in the tropical Indo-China Seas.

The characters are all a bit unusual, if not weird, and the first person narrative grows wearisome on occasion. No one is particularly likeable or memorable.

It is mysterious, eerie and beautiful. It's all about sailing, the awful and wondrous ways of the Southern ocean environs and climate, and about those unusual and strange men who used to sail the 7 Seas. I other ways, the story is about staying sane in the midst of dangerous, crazy-making men, disease and weather.

It's a 4.4 on Amazon's Scale.
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