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The Definitive Joseph Conrad Collection: The Collected Novels in One Volume (Unexpurgated Edition) (Halcyon Classics) [Kindle Edition]

Joseph Conrad
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Book Description

This collection includes the fifteen published novels of Joseph Conrad, including 'Heart of Darkness,' 'Lord Jim,' and 'Nostromo.'

The novels and short stories include:


Includes an active table of contents.

This unexpurgated edition contains the complete text with errors and omissions corrected.

Product Details

  • File Size: 6244 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.; First edition (July 22, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002IPG4IM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not Quite There. April 2, 2011
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If this edition does have an active table of contents, my Kindle can't find it; when it tries to find it, it's told that "this item has not yet been indexed," and is asked to "try again later." Also, this edition is supposed to have had any mistakes corrected; however, if the missing indefinite article before "splendid future" on page 1 is anything to go by, this reader expects to be doing any correcting himself. All in all, I'm annoyed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Collected Short Stories of Joseph Conrad January 4, 2012
This is a fine collection of Conrad's short stories. And yes there is a table of contents. Go to the "cover" and there it is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My personal selection of Conrad's works April 28, 2013
By gregh
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There are some true ringers among Conrad's many novels, novellas, and stories. He must have been overworked. But the best things are incomparable. The first half of "Lord Jim" is especially good, as, in my opinion, is the last half of "Chance." I'm not a fan of "Nostromo" — I don't care for the latter part, however structurally sound it is — but it can't be denied that there are wonderful scenes in this novel that make it especially well worth reading. Conrad has a special gift for portraying cowards and fools, and also people on the outskirts of society. In that sense, "Nostromo" may be the best. My favorite novella is "Typhoon." It's perfect. "The Secret Sharer," a fairly long short story, is also very fine. "The Heart of Darkness," a novella, is amazingly rich in relevant detail and can't be reread too many times. Some critics like "Victory," but, as a friend of mine says, there are too many cartoon characters in it. Still, there is the noble Axel Heist and the girl whose gratitude to him creates the climax. "The Shadow Line" has some of the virtues of "Typhoon," at about the same length. Conrad's Russian novel, "Under Western Eyes," is very fine. It's quite unlike Dostoyevski; more subdued. But it's very tense and moving. (I'm not a fan of "The Secret Agent.") There are other good novels and stories, but these are my favorites. In all, Conrad is one of the most rewarding twentieth-century novelists. At his best he was a totally dedicated artist with a wealth of experience and an imagist's eye.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Conrad revisited. December 13, 2013
By Chris
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Apart from Heart of Darkness, I hadn't really read any Conrad since school, a long ,long time ago so this was a bit of an experiment. To my surprise I found it to be highly readable, a whole crate full of ripping yarn stories well written in top quality English. Hard to believe that Joseph Conrad was Polish and that English was a second language learned relatively late in life. The fact that most of it is written from the perspective of a man who spent a major part of his life working at sea adds a satisfying authority to the stories and interesting detail to the way of a ship.
Just the job for the kindle on a winter's night.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect reading for long sea voyages February 3, 2014
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Don't read this collection unless you revel in writing for writing's sake. The story lines are weak by modern standards but the stories reflect the era when everything moved more slowly, very slowly. A thousand words really do paint a picture. Conrad's characters are real and reflect the differences between apparently similar individuals with great clarity. Recommended for anyone with a love of the sea.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Joseph Conrad is not an easy writer to read October 1, 2014
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Joseph Conrad is not an easy writer to read, but I consider him probably the most important author in English in the 20th century. (Despite - or perhaps because he was Polish born.) I can thoroughly recommend this book, which gives a broad overview of his writings - at very little cost.
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