- File Size: 18183 KB
- Print Length: 5861 pages
- Publisher: Delphi Classics; 4 edition (November 10, 2013)
- Publication Date: November 10, 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008IHUUHK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #491,854 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Delphi Complete Works of Joseph Conrad US (Illustrated) Kindle Edition
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Over the past few years I have become a devotee of Conrad's novels. Heart of Darkness is the most read of his works today and that is largely due to its relatively short length and the popularity of Apocalypse Now. It is a great work. But do yourself a favor and read Nostromo and Lord Jim. The Secret Agent is also very good, a spy-novel full of intrigue and the subject matter dealing with terrorism that is still largely relevant today. Conrad's prose is deep and rich which is even more incredible considering English was his third language.
In my college years, second readings made clear how very much I had missed even three years earlier.
(This was not a complete surprise since a year after I read Pride and Prejudice, a second reading showed Austin was entertaining, funny, and not dull. I only had to reread the book's first sentence to be tipped off to what the deal was with Austin.)
For the last two decades or so, I've found an occasional repeat reading of the Heart of Darkness is a somber delight and lazy man's way to revisit a masterpiece and see again that much is still to be discovered.
Now, I have the time to read as much of Conrad as I wish, to hold his entire works in my iPad, and to own that collection for less than "small" Americano at Starbucks.
(Ask for it and you can get it.)
E-books might well be now what the paperback was about ninety years ago: a way of delivering printed works at a price almost anyone could afford.
A difference worth noting is that now entire collections of some writers are available for less than I paid for a single trade paperback about fifty-five years back.
(Grapes of Wrath--missed a lot in that one too)
This is where Kindle earns its value,having the full works on a single place,portable and available anywhere is one of those arguments that make a point for to a paper book lover.