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. 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 theatre O's trademark highly imaginative style, music hall and early cinema collide,
A bold young English sailor has despised himself ever since an impulsive moment of cowardice. Jim moves East to Patusan, where natives worship him-and he may be able to find redemption...
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.