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Tajfun i inne opowiadania by Joseph Conrad

Tajfun i inne opowiadania (edition 1977)

by Joseph Conrad, Jerzy Bohdan Rychliński

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Conrad's tale of life at sea follows steamship captain Tom Macwhirr a man never afraid of the high seas' monstrous storms. But this time he meets a storm with which his ship may not be able to compete. Macwhirr's complex personality a combination of courage and foolishness is brought to bear on his battles with the ocean.… (more)
Title:Tajfun i inne opowiadania
Authors:Joseph Conrad
Other authors:Jerzy Bohdan Rychliński
Info:Warszawa : Państwowy Inst. Wydawn., 1977.
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Typhoon and Other Stories [Amy Foster; Falk: a reminiscence; To-morrow] by Joseph Conrad



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This was a re-read, tackled Typhoon and Nigger of the 'Narcissus' while on the submarine. Both of those stories were familiar, with 'Amy Foster' and 'Falk' welcome additions. One can almost imagine Conrad flexing and stretching while writing these, with the best yet to come. ( )
  kcshankd | Jul 24, 2015 |
I've read claims that Typhoon is Conrad's most comical story. It might even be true. At least there are several satirized characters and some farcical chaos, but the story is hardly a rip-roaring comedy. The story, as usual, leaves in its wake the uncanny feeling of Conradian depth, though in this case it comes with a sardonic edge that lessens the impact. Conrad's depiction of the typhoon itself is remarkably vivid. ( )
  vaellus | Jun 6, 2007 |
It is a classic sea yarn that describes how Captain Macwhirr sails the Siamese steamer Nan-Shan into a typhoon. Other characters include the young Jukes and Solomon, the head engineer. The novel classically evokes the sea-faring life at the turn of the century.
On the surface an adventure novel, the book contains many interwoven themes including:
* In a dangerous situation, people will follow someone showing certainty even if the source of the certainty is dubious.
* Lack of imagination can place one in as much danger as lack of experience.
  billyfantles | Sep 12, 2006 |
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This work contains:
Typhoon -- Amy Foster -- Falk: a reminiscence -- To-morrow

Published under/by: Penguin Classics, Bibliolife Reproduction, Swiat Ksiazki, Avatares, Modern Library Classics, Heinmann, Doubleday, Malay Edition, Kent Edition, Tauchnitz edition, Daily Express, Readers Library, Wildside Press

ISBNs: 1110076258, 014144195X, 8372272220, 8477022690, 0812967283

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Typhoon and other tales / Conrad, Joseph (3 copies) - 2 Folio copies, 1 Great Ill. Classics with a Signet member cover.
Typhoon and Other Stories / Conrad, Joseph (16 copies) - 4 Folio copies, 3 Doubleday copies, 2 Heinemann copies, 2 Copp Clark copies, 1 Tauchnitz copy, 1 Readers Library copy, 1Everyman's Library copy, 1 copy with no pub. info, 1 private library copy
Typhoon and Other Tales / Conrad, Joseph (27 copies) - 16 Signet Classic copies, 9 Folio Copies, 2 private library copies
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