Publication Date: December 2007
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This compact novel, completed in 1900, as with so many of the great novels of the time, is at its baseline a book of the sea. An English boy in a simple town has dreams bigger than the outdoors and embarks at an early age into the sailor's life. The waters he travels reward him with the ability to explore the human spirit, while Joseph Conrad launches the story into both an exercise of his technical prowess and a delicately crafted picture of a character who reaches the status of a literary hero.
About the AuthorJoseph Conrad was a master prose stylist, widely regarded as one of the greatest English-language novelists. Writing in the heyday of the British Empire, Conrad drew upon his experiences in the French and later the British Merchant Navy to create short stories and novels that reflect aspects of a worldwide empire while also plumbing the depths of the human soul.
Allan H. Simmons is Professor of English Literature at St Mary's University, Twickenham, and is the author of Joseph Conrad (2006) and Conrad's Heart of Darkness (2007). He has edited Conrad in Context (2009) and Joseph Conrad: The Contemporary Reviews, Volume 1 (2012), and co-edited Lord Jim and The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' and Other Stories (2007). He is also the General Editor of The Conradian: The Journal of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK).
J. H. Stape is Senior Research Fellow at St Mary's University, Twickenham, London. He has taught at universities in Canada, France and Asia. The author of The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad (2007) and the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad (1996), he has edited several of Conrad's texts for the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad series and is co-editor of Conrad's Collected Letters (volumes seven and nine). He has also published on E. M. Forster, William Golding, Thomas Hardy, Frank Harris, Angus Wilson and Virginia Woolf.