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Polish author Joseph Conrad is considered to be one of the greatest English-language novelists, a remarkable achievement considering English was not his first language. Conrad s literary works often featured a nautical setting, reflecting the influences of his early career in the Merchant Navy, and his depictions of the struggles of the human spirit in a cold, indifferent world are best exemplified in such seminal works as Heart of Darkness, Lord JimM, The Secret Agent, Nostromo, and Typhoon. Regarded as a forerunner of modernist literature, Conrad s writing style and characters have influenced such distinguished writers as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, William S. Burroughs, Hunter S. Thompson, and George Orwell, among many others. Many of Conrad s novels have been adapted for film, most notably Heart of Darkness, which served as the inspiration and foundation for Francis Ford Coppola s 1979 film Apocalypse Now.
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The decks of the Nan-Shan boast young and imaginative first mate Jukes and no-nonsense captain MacWhirr. But when the ocean turns violent and the skies darken ominously, will the captain’s skepticism and the crew’s foolhardiness be the Nan-Shan’s undoing?
Based on Conrad’s experiences as a sailor aboard a turn-of-the-century freighter, this thrilling adventure has at its center the titular typhoon—a force threatening untold death and destruction, and humbling even the greatest of men.
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Although Polish by birth, Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) is regarded as one of the greatest writers in English, and Heart of Darkness, first published in 1902, is considered by many his "most famous, finest, and most enigmatic story." — Encyclopaedia Britannica. The tale concerns the journey of the narrator (Marlow) up the Congo River on behalf of a Belgian trading company. Far upriver, he encounters the mysterious Kurtz, an ivory trader who exercises an almost godlike sway over the inhabitants of the region. Both repelled and fascinated by the man, Marlow is brought face to face with the corruption and despair that Conrad saw at the heart of human existence.
In its combination of narrative and symbolic power, masterly character study and acute psychological penetration, Heart of Darkness ranks as a landmark of modern fiction. It is a book no serious student of literature can afford to miss.
The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.
Here you will find the complete novels of Joseph Conrad in the chronological order of their original publication.
- Almayer's Folly
- An Outcast of the Islands
- The Nigger of the Narcissus
- Heart of Darkness
- Lord Jim
- The Inheritors (with Ford Madox Ford)
- Romance (with Ford Madox Ford)
- The Secret Agent
- The Nature of a Crime (with Ford Madox Ford)
- Under Western Eyes
- Victory: An Island Tale
- The Shadow Line
- The Arrow of Gold
- The Rescue
To his friends and family Adolf Verloc is a typical London businessman. But in reality he is a secret agent for a foreign government. His assignment has been to stir up trouble among the local anarchist groups, but when his handlers become frustrated with his lack of progress, they demand a new course of action: Verloc will bomb the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.
A masterpiece of intricate plotting and dark realism, The Secret Agent skips backward and forward in time as the repercussions of its central event are felt by every character—from the radicals who think Verloc is one of their own to the wife and brother-in-law he traps in his whirlwind of destruction. This is one of Joseph Conrad’s finest novels, and a portrait of the devastating effects of extremism, as relevant today as when it was first published more than a century ago.
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- The Divine Comedy [Dante Alighieri]
- Emma [Jane Austen]
- Persuasion [Jane Austen]
- Pride and Prejudice [Jane Austen]
- Father Goriot [Honoré de Balzac]
- Jane Eyre [Charlotte Brontë]
- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall [Anne Brontë]
- Wuthering Heights [Emily Brontë]
- The Way of All Flesh [Samuel Butler]
- Don Quixote [Miguel de Cervantes]
- Heart of Darkness [Joseph Conrad]
- Nostromo [Joseph Conrad]
- Moll Flanders [Daniel Defoe]
- Bleak House [Charles Dickens]
- Great Expectations [Charles Dickens]
- The Brothers Karamazov [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]
- Crime and Punishment [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]
- The Idiot [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [Arthur Conan Doyle]
- The Count of Monte Cristo [Alexandre Dumas]
- Daniel Deronda [George Eliot]
- Middlemarch [George Eliot]
- Madame Bovary [Gustave Flaubert]
- The Yellow Wallpaper [Charlotte Perkins Gilman]
- Dead Souls [Nikolai Gogol]
- Grimm's Fairy Tales [The Brothers Grimm]
- The Iliad [Homer]
- The Odyssey [Homer]
- Les Misérables [Victor Hugo]
- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving
- The Portray of a Lady [Henry James]
- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man [James Joyce]
- Sons and Lovers [D. H. Lawrence]
- The Phantom of the Opera [Gaston Leroux]
- The Call of the Wild [Jack London]
- The Great God Pan [Arthur Machen]
- Moby Dick [Herman Melville]
- Swann's Way [Marcel Proust]
- Frankenstein [Mary Shelley]
- The Red and the Black [Stendhal]
- The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde [Robert Louis Stevenson]
- Dracula [Bram Stoker]
- The Art of War [Sun Tzu]
- Gulliver's Travels [Jonathan Swift]
- Vanity Fair [William Makepeace Thackeray]
- Anna Karenina [Leo Tolstoy]
- The Death of Ivan Ilyich [Leo Tolstoy]
- War and Peace [Leo Tolstoy]
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Mark Twain]
- The Picture of Dorian Gray [Oscar Wilde]
An Outcast of the Islands (1896)
The Nigger of the "Narcissus" (1897)
Tales of Unrest (1898; Karain: A Memory, The Idiots, An Outpost of Progress, The Return, The Lagoon)
Lord Jim (1900)
The Inheritors (1901; with Ford Madox Hueffer)
Youth: A Narrative, and Two Other Stories (1902; Youth, Heart of Darkness, The End of the Tether)
Typhoon and Other Stories (1903; Typhoon, Amy Foster, Falk, To-morrow)
Romance (1903; with Ford Madox Hueffer)
One Day More (1904)
The Mirror of the Sea (1906)
The Secret Agent (1907)
A Set of Six (1908; Gaspar Ruiz, The Informer, The Brute, An Anarchist, The Duel, Il Conde)
Under Western Eyes (1911)
A Personal Record (1912)
'Twixt Land and Sea (1912; A Smile of Fortune, The Secret Sharer, Freya of the Seven Isles)
Within the Tides (1915; The Planter of Malata, The Partner, The Inn of the Two Witches, Because of the Dollars)
The Shadow-Line (1917)
The Arrow of Gold (1919)
The Rescue (1920)
Notes on Life and Letters (1921)
The Chouans [Honoré de Balzac]
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge [Ambrose Bierce]
One of Ours [Willa Cather]
Ailsa Paige [Robert William Chambers]
The Riddle of the Sands [Erskine Childers]
The Duel [Joseph Conrad]
The Tale [Joseph Conrad]
The Deerslayer [James Fenimore Cooper]
The Last of the Mohicans [James Fenimore Cooper]
Moonchild [Aleister Crowley]
The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard [Arthur Conan Doyle]
The Flying Legion [George Allan England]
Among The Pathans [William Murray Graydon]
The Angel of Revolution: A Tale of the Coming Terror [George Griffith]
Olga Romanoff or, The Syren of the Skies [George Griffith]
The Trumpet-Major [Thomas Hardy]
In the Clutch of the War-God [Milo Milton Hastings]
The Young Buglers [G. A. Henty]
The Prussian Officer [David Herbert Lawrence]
The Captain's Doll [David Herbert Lawrence]
The Bowmen [Arthur Machen]
The Kingdom of the Blind [Edward Phillips Oppenheim]
The Daughter of the Commandant [Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin]
Men of Iron [Howard Pyle]
Dangerous Days [Mary Roberts Rinehart]
Ivanhoe [Sir Walter Scott]
The Road to the Aide Post [William Olaf Stapledon]
War and Peace [Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy]
The War Prayer [Mark Twain]
The International Spy [Allen Upward]
A new edition of Heart of Darkness, the 1899 masterpiece by Polish-British novelist Joseph Conrad about a voyage up the Congo River into the Heart of Africa.
The story is narrated by Charles Marlow, recalling his obsessive quest to locate the ivory trader Kurtz, who has become ensconced deep in the jungle managing a remote outpost. As he ventures further and further down the Congo, Marlow finds himself and his surroundings become increasingly untethered.
Heart of Darkness has been widely re-published and translated into many languages. It provided the inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 film Apocalypse Now. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Heart of Darkness 67th on their list of the 100 best novels in English of the twentieth century. Literary critic Harold Bloom wrote that Heart of Darkness had been analysed more than any other work of literature that is studied in universities and colleges, which he attributed to Conrad's “unique propensity for ambiguity.”
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was a Polish-British writer, regarded by many as one of the finest English-language novelists of the 20th century. An early modernist, his narrative style, anti-heroic characters, and focus on the psychological lives of his protagonists were extremely influential on other authors. Conrad's experience as a Polish emigre to Great Britain also brought a unique perspective to his novels, often set on the outskirts of the British Empire with a focus on the costs of imperialism and colonialism. Among his most popular and influential works were Heart of Darkness (1899), Lord Jim (1900), Typhoon (1902), Nostromo (1904), The Secret Agent (1907), and Under Western Eyes (1911).
A 19th century classics literature edition.
When Jim, a young merchant seaman, joins a ship carrying Muslims to Mecca, he’s flush with heroic daydreams. But after only a few days aboard, the Patna hits something in the night and begins to take on water. In a crucial moment that tests his courage, Jim cowers and abandons ship rather than risk his life to save the pilgrims. Tried for shameful dereliction of duty, the guilt-ridden Englishman sets forth to make amends for his past in the remote territory of Patusan.
As the curious Captain Marlow now attempts to understand Jim’s history through various fractured narratives, Jim becomes defined by the memories of others—some true, some invented, and all inescapable.
Upending the expectations of nautical fiction, Joseph Conrad created a profound exploration of one’s perception of self, of time as both healing and destructive, and of trying to know the unknowable.
AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.
Revised edition: Previously published as Lord Jim, this edition of Lord Jim (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
The finest of all Conrad's tales, 'Heart of Darkness' is set in an atmosphere of mystery and menace, and tells of Marlow's perilous journey up the Congo River to relieve his employer's agent, the renowned and formidable Mr Kurtz. What he sees on his journey, and his eventual encounter with Kurtz, horrify and perplex him, and call into question the very bases of civilization and human nature. Endlessly reinterpreted by critics and adapted for film, radio, and television, the story shows Conrad
at his most intense and sophisticated.
The other three tales in this volume depict corruption and obsession, and question racial assumptions. Set in the exotic surroundings of Africa, Malaysia. and the east, they variously appraise the glamour, folly, and rapacity of imperial adventure. This revised edition uses the English first edition texts and has a new chronology and bibliography.
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