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Typhoon and other stories (Everyman's Library) (edition 1991)

by Joseph Conrad

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Typhoon and Other Stories [Penguin 20th c. or Everyman's Library] by Joseph Conrad

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4 stories by the great Joseph Conrad. They follow an alternating drama/comedy pattern, with 'Typhoon' first, and in the intro you'll find out that Conrad was very deliberate in wanting these stories to be read as a piece and in the order given. Great for any Conrad fan. My favorite of the 4 stories was 'Falk,' the second of the two dramas, which is about a preternaturally aloof tugboat captain in the East Indies. ( )
  br77rino | Feb 27, 2010 |
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Both the Penguin 20th Century Classics edition and the Everyman's Library Edition have the same contents:
Typhoon -- Amy Foster -- Falk: a reminiscence -- To-morrow -- One day more.

ISBNs: 185715004X, 067940547X, 0140182578

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140182578, Mass Market Paperback)

In these four stories, written between 1900 and 1902, Joseph Conrad bid gradual farewell to his adventurous life at sea and began to confront the more daunting complexities of life on land in the twentieth century. In "Typhoon" Conrad reveals, in the steadfast courage of an undemonstrative captain and the imaginative readiness of his young first mate, the differences between instinct and intelligence in a partnership vital to human survival. "Falk", the companion sea-story, contrasts, as Conrad once put it, 'common sentimentalism with the frank standpoint of a more or less primitive man', a man with a conscience, however, about the girl he desires. In one of the 'land-stories' Conrad explores the utter isolation of an East European emigrant in England; in the other, the plight of a woman ironically trapped by the unwitting alliance of two retired widowers - each blind in his own way.

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A selection of Conrad's works includes "Typhoon," "Amy Foster," "Falk: a Reminiscence," and "To-morrow"

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