The Shadow Line
By (author) Joseph Conrad
Introduction by Jacques Berthoud
Notes by Jacques Berthoud
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Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad
Book DescriptionA young and inexperienced sea captain finds that his first command leaves him with a ship stranded in tropical seas and a crew smitten with fever. As he wrestles with his conscience and with the increasing sense of isolation that he experiences, the captain crosses the 'shadow-line' between youth and adulthood. In many ways an autobiographical narrative, Conrad's novella was written at the start of the Great War when his son Borys was at the Western Front, and can be seen as an attempt to open humanity's eyes to the qualities needed to face evil and destruction.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140180978
(198mm x 129mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Sep-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joseph Conrad
Secret Agent, Paperback (October 2016)
"[A] masterly study of the inner workings of the disordered minds whose aim is destruction, violence, and the overturning of law and order by means of bombs."-The Observer (1907)
Heart of Darkness, Paperback (September 2016)
"This is the best Norton Critical Edition yet! All my students are becoming intensely interested in reading Conrad-largely because of this excellent work."-Elise F. Knapp, Western Connecticut State University
Lingard Trilogy, Paperback (September 2016)
Contains the novels: Almayer's Folly, An Outcast of the Islands and The Rescue With an introduction by Robert Hampson
Victory, Hardback (May 2016)» View all books by Joseph Conrad
This is the first, comprehensive and authoritative critical edition of Conrad's novel Victory: An Island Tale (1915).
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Author Biography - Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad (originally Jozef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) was born in the Ukraine in 1857 and grew up under Tsarist autocracy. In 1896 he settled in Kent, where he produced within fifteen years such modern classics as Youth, Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Typhoon, Nostromo, The Secret Agent and Under Western Eyes. He continued to write until his death in 1924.
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