Other books byJoseph Conrad
Classics Illustrated #17: The Secret Agent
"The Secret Agent" is the story of Mr. Verloc, a reluctant spy who is pressured by his superiors into joining an anarchist plot to blow up the Greenwich Observatory in 1886 London. This unspeakable act of terror sets the stage for a gripping political thriller, brought to life by John K. Snyder’s extraordinary comics art.
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.
Under Western Eyes
Describes a band of frustrated revolutionary exiles in Geneva. This book is a study of individuals under pressure, and it remains a telling account of the fugitive life - especially in its portrait of Razumov, heir to the long line of Russian anti-heroes in Gogol, Dostoyevsky and Turgenev. In the first decade of the twentieth century, Conrad wrote three political novels that have had constant influence on the way we look at contemporary history. The third of these, Under Western Eyes, is the eternally pertinent story of Russian radicals exiled in Geneva, those who spy on them, and the iron links that chain them to each other and to their motherland. Introduction by Cedric Watts (Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed) From the Hardcover edition.
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.