Typhoon and Other Tales

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - 242 pàgines
This volume contains "Typhoon," "The Secret Sharer," "Falk," and "Amy Foster." "Typhoon", a story of a steamship and her crew beset by a tempest, is a masterpiece of descriptive virtuosity and moral irony, while "The Secret Sharer" excels in symbolic ambiguity. Both stories vividly present Conrad's abiding preoccupation with the theme of solidarity, challenged from without by the elements and from within by human doubts and fears.

Conrad's experiences as a captain of the ship Otago in 1888 provided material for both "The Secret Sharer" and "Falk". "Amy Foster", written in 1901, is bleak and stark in its depiction of human isolation and incomprehension.

In a range of tones extending from the sombre to the radiant, Conrad's central preoccupations are displayed at their best, strangest, and most plangent in this selection of stories.
 

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This was a re-read, tackled Typhoon and Nigger of the 'Narcissus' while on the submarine. Both of those stories were familiar, with 'Amy Foster' and 'Falk' welcome additions. One can almost imagine Conrad flexing and stretching while writing these, with the best yet to come. Llegeix la ressenya completa

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Revisió d'Usuari  - br77rino - LibraryThing

4 stories by the great Joseph Conrad. They follow an alternating drama/comedy pattern, with 'Typhoon' first, and in the intro you'll find out that Conrad was very deliberate in wanting these stories ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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General Editors Preface
vii
Note on the Text
xxxiv
A Chronology of Joseph Conrad
xliii
TYPHOON I
3
Extract from the Authors Note 1919
218
Glossary
233
Copyright

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Sobre l'autor (2002)

Cedric Watts is an authority on Conrad and the author of numerous books and articles on Conrad including Joseph Conrad: A Literary Life (1989), A Preface to Conrad (2nd edn 1993), and Joseph Conrad (1994). For OWC he has edited Heart of Darkness and Other Tales and other Conrad books forother publishers, most recently Lord Jim for Broadview Press.

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