Nigger of the Narcissus by Joseph Conrad
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Nigger of the "Narcissus"
By Joseph Conrad

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Nigger of the Narcissus by Joseph Conrad

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When a black sailor with tuberculosis boards the "Narcissus, " the shadow of death falls across the ship and the lingering gloom brings out both the best and the worst in the crew. The harsh endurance test of survival at sea, magnified by the dying sailor's condition, sends the crewmen through an emotional gamut, ranging from pity and selfless compassion to fear, resentment, and a profound hatred that boils perilously close to mutiny.In this 1897 novel, a compelling examination of human character under conditions of extreme danger and stress, Joseph Conrad considers some of his customary preoccupations. His masterful narrative technique captures every nuance of atmospheric tension as it explores issues related to moral dilemmas, isolation, and the psychology of inner compulsions. Conrad drew upon his two decades of experience in the British merchant marine for the vital, memorable characterizations and realistic depictions of seafaring life in this and many of his other works.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780486408804
ISBN-10: 0486408809
Format: Paperback
(220mm x 131mm x 8mm)
Pages: 103
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad (1857 1924) was fluent from birth in French as well as his native Polish. He learned his third language, English, as an adult, and it was in English that he wrote his evocative stories and novels. Conrad drew upon his experiences in the British and French navies to portray the struggles of humanity amid the world's vast indifference."

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