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Collected Tales Of Joseph Conrad by Joseph…

Collected Tales Of Joseph Conrad

by Joseph Conrad

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The Return -- In the year 1900 an affluent London man returns home from his job in the City to find note from his wife. She has left him for the editor of literary magazine, a "fat ass" according to the husband, whose publication the husband himself supports. The story renders the husband's inner torment exquisitely. It's an oddly bombastic story for Conrad, who I usually think of as this master of the subtly modulated voice. I suspect the influence of Henry James.
  William345 | Jun 11, 2014 |
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Word-of-mouth chronicles of ship captains, anarchists, aristocrats, merchants, and explorers, and his own experiences at sea provided Joseph Conrad with the raw materials from which he crafted his richly evocative short stories. Above and beyond their powerful narratives and compelling adventures, these stories vividly dramatize the political, spiritual, and moral conflicts of early twentieth century culture -- man in conflict against nature, against repressive institutions and governments, and against his own expectations. With their themes of restlessness, exile, and loss, their wide-ranging exotic settings, and their international cast of characters, Conrad's short stories transcend the mere adventurousness of sea yarns to address the complicated issues of individual freedom and duty, making him one of our essential writers. Edited and with an introduction by Samuel Hynes, and featuring a chronology of Conrad's life, as well as the author's own notes on the text, this is the only collection that brings together all twenty-two of Joseph Conrad's stories.

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