Other books byJoseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad (18571924) was a major English novelist whose classic works of fiction depict the challenges to the human condition posed by the demands of duty and honour. Written in English, his third language after Polish and French, these works are excellent examples of Conrad’s poetic prose and exotic style. This selected collection includes Heart of Darkness’, Lord Jim’, Nostromo’ and The Secret Agent’ in a single volume, and is an essential edition for collectors, students and general lovers of Joseph Conrad.
The Secret Agent
Secret terror cells, political conspiracy, police bungling, state-sponsored bomb plots
This is London, 1896. Inspired by Joseph Conrad's classic novel, The Secret Agent is theatre O's heartbreaking and hilarious chronicle of passion, betrayal and terrorism. Set at a time of social upheaval and growing disparity between rich and poor, at the heart of this tale is a woman fighting to protect her young brother from exploitation and violence. In their trademark highly imaginative style, described by the New York Times as, "vivid, enlightening, inventive and compelling", music halland early cinema collide in theatre O's return to the stage after five years away. "Matthew Hurt's script, created in collaboration with the company, is hard to fault. Absurdity, humour and pathos are blended in just the right measure." - Festmag "This puppy-like character becomes embroiled in international espionage with unexpected consequences for all involved." - British Theatre Guide
Captain McWhirr is a serious man who runs his steamer, the Nan-Shan, with efficiency and solidity. When a storm appears to be headed in their direction, MacWhirr is not concerned about his ship’s ability to weather it, but, when the storm turns out to be a powerful typhoon which surges in across the Pacific Ocean headed straight for the Nan-Shan, MacWhirr and his crew must work together if they want to survive. This classic sea-faring story is believed to be based on author Joseph Conrad’s real experiences at sea when he sailed aboard the John P. Best steamer under Captain John MacWhir. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
Under Western Eyes
'It was I who removed de P- this morning.' With these chilling words Victor Haldin shatters the solitary, industrious existence of Razumov, his fellow student at St Petersburg University. Razumov aims to overcome the denial of his noble birth by a brilliant career in the tsarist bureaucracy created by Peter the Great. But in pre-revolutionary Russia Peter's legacy is autocracy tempered by assassination; and Razumov is soon caught in a tragic web with Haldin's trustful sister Natalia in spy-haunted Geneva. Their fateful story is told by an elderly Englishman who loves Natalia but plays his part of a 'dense Westerner' to the end.