Oxford World's Classics: Chance (World Classics)

Oxford World's Classics: Chance (World Classics)

Joseph Conrad

'no attention, no delicacy, no tenderness, no scruples may still stand within the method of a lady ... from taking the shortest reduce in the direction of securing for herself the best attainable existence'

Chance(1914) was once the 1st of Conrad's novels to carry him well known good fortune and it holds a special position between his works. It tells the tale of plant life de Barral, a weak and deserted younger lady who's 'like a beggar,without a correct to whatever yet compassion'. After her bankrupt father is imprisoned, she learns the cruel indisputable fact that a girl in her place 'has no assets yet in herself. Her simply technique of motion is to be what she is.' Flora's lengthy fight to accomplish a few dignity and happiness makes her Conrad's so much relocating girl personality.

Reflecting the modern curiosity within the New lady and the Suffragette query, Chance additionally marks the ultimate visual appeal of Marlow, Conrad's most well known and clever narrator. This revised variation makes use of the English first version textual content and has a brand new chronology and bibliography.
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