The Shadow-Line: A Confession

The Shadow-Line: A Confession

Joseph Conrad


The masterpiece of Joseph Conrad's later years, the autobiographical brief novel The Shadow-Line depicts a tender guy at a crossroads in his lifestyles, dealing with a determined main issue that marks the "shadow-line" among formative years and maturity.

This short yet severe tale is a dramatically fictionalized account of Conrad's first command as a tender sea captain trapped aboard a becalmed, fever-wracked, and probably haunted send. without wind in sight and his staff disabled through malaria, the narrator discovers that the drugs essential to shop the ill males is lacking and its absence has been intentionally hid. in the meantime, his more and more fearful first mate is confident that the malignant ghost of the former captain has cursed them. Suspenseful, atmospheric, and deceptively uncomplicated, Conrad's story of the ocean displays the advanced issues of his most famed novels, Lord Jim and center of Darkness.

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