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Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad, christened Josef Teodor Konrad, Nalecz Korzeniowski, was born on December 3, 1857, in a part of Russia that had once belonged to Poland. His parents were members of the landed gentry, but as ardent Polish patriots, the suffered considerably for their political views. Orphaned at eleven, Conrad attended school for a few years in Cracow, He soon concluded, however, that there was no future for a Pole in occupied Poland, and at sixteen he left his ancestral home forever.

The sea was Conrad's love and career for the next twenty years. In the French merchant marine, he sailed to the... Read More

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Almayer's Folly
Written by Joseph Conrad, Introduction by Nadine Gordimer
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2002
$14.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-76014-3 (0-375-76014-8)

Almayer’s Folly, Joseph Conrad’s first novel, is a tale of personal tragedy as well as a broader meditation on the evils of colonialism. Set in the lush jungle of Borneo in the late 1800s, it tells of the Dutch merchant Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina... Read more






Heart of Darkness
Written by Joseph Conrad, Introduction by Caryl Phillips
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | August 1999
$11.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75377-0 (0-375-75377-X)

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

Introduction by Caryl Phillips
Commentary by H. L. Mencken, E. M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Lionel Trilling, Chinua Achebe, and Philip Gourevitch


Originally published in 1902, Heart of Darkness remains one of this century’s most enduring... Read more






Heart of Darkness
Written by Joseph Conrad
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | October 1993
$18.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-42801-5 (0-679-42801-1)

In a novella which remains highly controversial to this day, Conrad explores the relations between Africa and Europe. On the surface, this is a horrifying tale of colonial exploitation. The narrator, Marlowe journeys on business deep into the heart of Africa. But there he encounters Kurtz, an idealist apparently crazed and...

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Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer
Written by Joseph Conrad
Bantam Classics | Paperback | May 1982
$4.95/7.50(Canada) | 978-0-553-21214-3 (0-553-21214-1)

Heart Of Darkness. The story of the civilized, enlightened Mr. Kurtz who embarks on a harrowing "night journey" into the savage heart of Africa, only to find his dark and evil soul. The Secret Sharer. The saga of a young, inexperienced skipper forced to decide the fate of a fugitive sailor... Read more






Lord Jim
Written by Joseph Conrad
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | March 1992
$22.00/26.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-40544-3 (0-679-40544-5)

Lord Jim is a classic story of one man's tragic failure and eventual redemption, told under the circumstances of high adventure at the margins of the known world which made Conrad's work so immediately popular. But it is also the book in which its author, through a brilliant adaptation of his...

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Lord Jim
Written by Joseph Conrad
Bantam Classics | Paperback | February 1981
$5.95/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-21361-4 (0-553-21361-X)

This immortal novel of the sea tells the story of a British sailor haunted by a single youthful act of cowardly betrayal. To the white men in Bombay, Calcutta, and Rangoon, Jim is a man of mystery. To the primitive natives deep in the Malayan jungle, he is a god gifted... Read more






Lord Jim & Nostromo
Written by Joseph Conrad, Introduction by Robert D. Kaplan
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2000
$29.00/37.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75489-0 (0-375-75489-X)

Selected by the Modern Library as two of the 100 best novels of all time

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT D. KAPLAN
COMMENTARY BY VIRGINIA WOOLF, HAROLD BLOOM, EDWARD SAID,
F. R. LEAVIS, AND ROBERT PENN WARREN

"        Never were Mr. Conrad's felicity of phrase and charm of atmosphere more obvious. . . . A... Read more






Nostromo
Written by Joseph Conrad
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | June 1992
$20.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-40990-8 (0-679-40990-4)

A novel, in which Charles Gould returns to South America determined to make a success of the inheritance left to him by his father, the San Tome mine. But his dreams are thwarted as the country is plunged into revolution.

Conrad's foresight and his ability to pluck the human adventure from complex... Read more






The Secret Agent
Written by Joseph Conrad, Edited by Peter Mallios, Introduction by Robert D. Kaplan
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | December 2004
$10.95/15.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7305-1 (0-8129-7305-4)

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

Edited and with Notes by Peter Lancelot Mallios
Introduction by Robert D. Kaplan


In reexamining The Secret Agent in a post-9/11 world, Robert D. Kaplan praises Joseph Conrad’s “surgical insight into the mechanics of terrorism,” calling... Read more






The Secret Agent
Written by Joseph Conrad
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | December 1992
$20.00/24.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-41723-1 (0-679-41723-0)

This is the only novel that Conrad set in London, and it communicates a profoundly ironic view of human affairs. The story is woven around an attack on the Greenwich Observatory in 1894. Verloc, (a Russian spy who is also working for the police) is ostensibly a member of an anarchist... Read more






The Shadow-Line
Written by Joseph Conrad
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2007
$10.00/11.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-38653-3 (0-307-38653-8)

The masterpiece of Joseph Conrad’s later years, the autobiographical short novel The Shadow-Line depicts a young man at a crossroads in his life, facing a desperate crisis that marks the “shadow-line” between youth and maturity.

This brief but intense story is a dramatically fictionalized account of Conrad’s first command as a young... Read more






Typhoon and Other Stories
Written by Joseph Conrad
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | October 1991
$19.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-40547-4 (0-679-40547-X)

Joseph Conrad’s long experience as a working seaman enriched and deepened his literary gifts, making him the most brilliant and convincing writer of seafaring’s greatest age. In the three sea stories collected here, he makes deft use of the maritime setting to enact moral dramas of men tested by the elements... Read more






Under Western Eyes
Written by Joseph Conrad, Introduction by Jeffrey Meyers
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | July 2001
$11.95/14.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-75735-8 (0-375-75735-X)

Hailed as one of Joseph Conrad's finest literary achievements, this is the story of a young man unwittingly caught in the political turmoil of pre-Revolutionary czarist Russia.

A gripping novel that ultimately questions our capacity for moral strength and the depths of human integrity. This new edition includes commentary and a... Read more






Under Western Eyes
Written by Joseph Conrad
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 1991
$20.00/27.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-40554-2 (0-679-40554-2)

Describes a band of frustrated revolutionary exiles in Geneva. This book is a study of individuals under pressure, and it remains a telling account of the fugitive life - especially in its portrait of Razumov, heir to the long line of Russian anti-heroes in Gogol, Dostoyevsky and Turgenev.

In the first decade... Read more






Victory
Written by Joseph Conrad, Introduction by Peter Mallios
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | July 2003
$14.00/16.50(Canada) | 978-0-375-75908-6 (0-375-75908-5)

Set in the islands of the Malay Archipelago, Victory tells the story of a disillusioned Swede, Axel Heyst, who rescues Lena, a young English musician, from the clutches of a brutish German hotel owner. Seeking refuge at Heyst’s remote island retreat on Samburan, the couple is soon besieged by three villains... Read more






Victory
Written by Joseph Conrad
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | October 1998
$20.00/27.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-40047-6 (0-375-40047-8)

Set in the islands of the Malay Archipelago, Victory tells the story of a disillusioned Swede, Axel Heyst, who rescues Lena, a young English musician, from the clutches of a brutish German hotel owner. Seeking refuge at Heyst’s remote island retreat on Samburan, the couple is soon besieged by three villains... Read more





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