Joseph Conrad Books

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A Personal Record

  [english | 1912]  

Joseph Conrad


Excerpts: [... complete. He remains, to a certain extent, a figure behind the veil a suspected rather than a seen presence???a movement and a voice behind the draperies ...... so much to our happiness as the How. As the Frenchman said, Il y a toujours la maniere. Very true. Yes. There is the manner. The manner in ...... line of sailings from Rouen, for the transport of French emigrants to Canada. ...]
Genres: [non-fiction | biography autobiographyDownloads: 120

A Smile Of Fortune

  [english | 1910]  

Joseph Conrad


Excerpts: [... 1 By half-past seven in the morning, the ship being then inside the harbour at last and moored within a long stone's-throw from the quay, my stock ...... it was a remarkable feat to have produced it so quickly, and I congratulated the steward on his smartness in a somewhat ominous tone. He gave me a deprecatory smile ...... the quarter-deck two shabby individuals stepped forward ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 80

Almayers Folly

  [english | 1895]  

Joseph Conrad


Excerpts: [... the little door would fly open disclosing to the outer world, through the bluish haze of tobacco smoke, a long table loaded with bottles of various ...... and long flashes of vivid lightning, followed by short periods of appalling blackness. When the storm reached the low point dividing the ...... the father, and Almayer felt he was not safe with that woman in the house. While she ...]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 0

An Anarchist

  [english | 1905]  

Joseph Conrad


Summary: [Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist is Alexander Berkmans account of his experience in prison in Western Penitentiary of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh from 1892 to 1906. First published in 1912 by Emma Goldmans Mother Earth press it has become a classic in autobiographical literature.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 138

An Outcast Of The Islands

  [english | 1896]  

Joseph Conrad


Excerpts: [... no need to determine my future absolutely. Then he added: You have the style, you have the temperament why not write another? I believe that as far ...... her big, slanting eyes, that seemed to him twice their natural size. The child, its dirty little face pressed to its mother's shoulder, was sleeping peacefully. ...... Verily, our only refuge is with the One, the Mighty, the ...]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 311

An Outpost Of Progress

  [english | 1896]  

Joseph Conrad


Excerpts: [... on all the four sides. There were three rooms in it. The one in the middle was the living-room, and had two rough tables and a few stools in it. ...... to the subtle influences of surroundings, they felt themselves very much alone, when suddenly left unassisted to face the wilderness a wilderness rendered ...... Carlier, stopping short. Why, retorted Kayerts, with indignation, I've ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 243

Because Of The Dollars

  [english | 1914]  

Joseph Conrad


Summary: [Billions and Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium published by Random House in 1997 is the last book written by renowned American astronomer and science popularizer Carl Sagan before his death in 1996. The book is a collection of essays Sagan wrote covering diverse topics like global warming the population explosion extraterrestrial life morality and the abortion ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 239

Chance

  [english | 1913]  

Joseph Conrad


Summary: [Last Chance to See is a 1989 BBC radio documentary series and its accompanying book written and presented by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine. In the series Adams and Carwardine travel to various locations in the hope of encountering species on the brink of extinction. The book was published in 1990. In 2009 the BBC aired a television follow-up series of the same name with Stephen Fry replacing ...]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 386

El Corazon De Las Tinieblas

  [spanish | 1899]  

Joseph Conrad


Summary: [Joseph Conrad (born Jzef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski 3 December 1857 ? 3 August 1924) was a Polish British novelist who became a British subject in 1886. He is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties (and then always with a marked Polish accent). He wrote stories and novels predominantly with a nautical or ...]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 167

El Duelo

  [spanish | 1908]  

Joseph Conrad


Summary: [The Last Duel is a book by Eric Jager. It tells the story of the December 29 1386 trial by combat between Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris. Carrouges had accused Le Gris of raping his wife that previous January and had gone to King Charles VI asking to duel Le Gris the winner being a sign from God who was innocent or guilty. Le Gris and Carrouges fought and for a time it appeared that ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventure | short storiesDownloads: 97

Falk

  [english | 1901]  

Joseph Conrad


Excerpts: [... in front of the windows. All her hands were forward busy setting up the headgear and aft a woman in a red hood, quite alone with the man at the wheel, ...... baby, who was the only peppery person in the ship, tried to smite these stalwart young German sailors on the face. Mrs. Hermann, an engaging, stout ...... toothbrushes. Her very bowsprit three times a week had its toilette ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 37

Freya Of The Seven Isles

  [english | 1910]  

Joseph Conrad


Excerpts: [... single hair out of its place. In the morning when she came out on the verandah for the first look westward, Sumatra way, over the sea, she seemed as ...... hair stand on end and Jasper would remain stock still on the verandah, adoring the back view of her supple, swaying figure, the miraculous sheen of ...... timber fastened with the purest copper. Goodness only knows in what part ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 31

Gaspar Ruiz

  [english | 1905]  

Joseph Conrad


Excerpts: [... was stirred by a feeling of sluggish anger, which he could not very well express, as though the vigour of his spirit were by no means equal to the strength ...... had an acquiescent soul. But it was stirred now to a sort of dim revolt by his dislike to die the death of a traitor. He was not a traitor. He said ...... Gaspar Ruiz's face, motionless and silent, staring through the ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 491

Heart Of Darkness

  [english | 1902]  

Joseph Conrad


Summary: [An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrads Heart of Darkness is the published (and amended) version of the second Chancellors Lecture given by Chinua Achebe at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in February 1975. The text is considered to be part of the Postcolonial critical movement which advocates considering the viewpoints of non-Westernized nations as well as peoples coping with the effects ...]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 270

Il Conde

  [english | 1908]  

Joseph Conrad


Summary: [The Count Saint-Germain is a fictional character from a series of novels written by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. The character was inspired by a historical Count Saint-Germain a mysterious figure in 18th century France.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 198

Karain A Memory

  [english | 1897]  

Joseph Conrad


Excerpts: [... of any neighbourhood. It was still, complete, unknown, and full of a life that went on stealthily with a troubling effect of solitude of a life that ...... chief of a conveniently isolated corner of Mindanao, where we could in comparative safety break the law against the traffic in firearms and ammunition ...... all the past, and had lost all concern for the future. He gave them ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 389

Le Frere De La Cote

  [french | 1923]  

Joseph Conrad


Excerpts: [... mais un peu perplexe quant `a sa situation parmi les traits du paysage : >, pensait-il ...... pr'esence de tous les spectacles ou 'ev'enements extraordinaires, de tous les gens singuliers, de toutes les coutumes singuli`eres, ou des plus redoutables ...... dans leur jardin franchirent d'un bond les petits murs de cl^oture. ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventureDownloads: 172

Lord Jim

  [english | 1900]  

Joseph Conrad


Summary: [Lord Halifaxs Complete Ghost Book (1936) is a collection of stories of haunted houses apparitions and supernatural occurrences made by Charles Wood 2nd Viscount Halifax.]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 391

Nostromo A Tale Of The Seaboard

  [english | 1904]  

Joseph Conrad


Summary: [Set in the imaginary South American republic of Costaguana this work is an illustration of the impact of foreign exploitation on a developing nation. As Sulaco site of an English/American controlled silver mine establishes its independence its ideals are inevitably compromised.]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 461

Prince Roman

  [english | 1911]  

Joseph Conrad


Excerpts: [... a mere conversation. Of course the year 1831 is for us an historical date, one of these fatal years when in the presence of the world's passive indignation ...... pretty ancient, but I am not so ancient as that. In fact Prince Roman was married the very year my father was born. It was in 1828 the 19th Century ...... dark window panes but we were too late to see him alight. We had ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 257
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