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Victory
An Island Tale
Written by Joseph Conrad
Introduction by Peter Mallios


Victory
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Category: Fiction - Classics; Fiction - Literary
Imprint: Modern Library
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: July 2003
Price: $14.00
Can. Price: $16.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-75908-6 (0-375-75908-5)
Pages: 432
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.



 
Edited, with an Introduction and Notes, by Peter Mallios.

“With Victory, Conrad inaugurated a new style and aesthetic,” writes Peter Lancelot Mallios in his Introduction to this Modern Library edition. “The tremendous literary sophistication to be found in Victory does not result in the exclusion of the popular reader.”

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 dispatched by the enraged hotelier. The arrival on the island paradise of this trio of fiends sets off a terrifying series of events that ultimately ends in catastrophe.

The text of this Modern Library Paperback Classic was set from the first British edition, published by Methuen & Co. in 1915.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Peter Lancelot Mallios is an assistant professor of English and American Studies at the University of Maryland.





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