Lord Jim & Nostromo (Modern Library (Paperback))

Lord Jim & Nostromo (Modern Library (Paperback))

Joseph Conrad


Selected through the trendy Library as of the a hundred most sensible novels of all time

WITH a brand new advent by means of ROBERT D. KAPLAN
COMMENTARY through VIRGINIA WOOLF, HAROLD BLOOM, EDWARD SAID,
F. R. LEAVIS, AND ROBERT PENN WARREN

"        Never have been Mr. Conrad's felicity of word and beauty of surroundings extra noticeable. . . . A publication of the infrequent literary caliber of Lord Jim is anything to obtain with gratitude and joy."--The big apple Times

Originally released in 1900, Lord Jim is certainly one of Joseph Conrad's most complicated literary masterpieces. the tale of a tender sailor whose second of cowardice haunts him for the remainder of his lifestyles, Lord Jim explores Conrad's lifelong obsessions with the character of guilt and the potential of redemption.
        Nostromo is taken into account through many to be Conrad's ultimate fulfillment, and Conrad himself pointed out Nostromo as his "widest canvas." Set within the fictitious South American republic of Costaguana, Nostromo finds the results that faulty idealism, unprecedented greed, and imperialist pursuits could have on a fledging country. V. S. Pritchett wrote: "Nostromo is the main strikingly sleek of Conrad's novels. it's pervaded by means of a profound, even morbid experience of lack of confidence that's the very spirit of our age."
        Robert D. Kaplan's creation explains why the 2 novels jointly shape Conrad's darkest glimpse into the wrong nature of humankind.

JOSEPH CONRAD (1857-1924) grew up amid political unrest in Russian-occupied Poland. After 20 years at sea within the French and British service provider navies, he settled in England in 1894. Over the following 3 a long time, he revolutionized the English novel with works comparable to adolescence (1902), middle of Darkness (1902), storm (1903), the key Agent (1907), less than Western Eyes (1911), likelihood (1913), and Victory (1915).

ROBERT D. KAPLAN is a correspondent for The Atlantic per month and the writer of 7 books of shuttle and overseas affairs which were translated right into a dozen languages, together with Balkan Ghosts, The Ends of the Earth, and An Empire desolate tract, all bestsellers, and a set of essays, the arriving Anarchy. He lectures usually to the U.S. army.

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