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Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title--offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.
Many chronicles have been written about life at sea, but few, if any, can compare with Joseph Conrad's masterpiece. It is the story of one unremarkable steamship captain, pitted against a storm of incredible fury. Captain Macwhirr has a reputation as a solid, steadfast man, who "having just enough imagination to carry him through each successive day, and no more" cannot fully believe any storm would be a match for his powerful ship. So, when the barometer and other clues begin to hint at trouble ahead, he is only moderately concerned and unwilling to change course and lose precious time-a decision that may prove more costly than he could ever have imagined.
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A sudden drop in atmospheric pressure alerts the Nan-Shan's captain, Mac Whirr, that the weather was turning nasty. The ship was on her way from the south toward the treaty port of Fuchau, with cargo in her holds and 200 Chinese coolies on board, when the typhoon struck.
2 editions of this book were published by Tantor Media.
Editions: 1400100801, 1400110890
An edition of this book was published by Recorded Books.
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