Typhoon and Other Stories

Typhoon and Other Stories

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Joseph Conrad's long experience as a working seaman enriched and deepened his literary gifts, making him the most brilliant and convincing writer of seafaring's greatest age. In the three sea stories collected here, he makes deft use of the maritime setting to enact moral dramas of men tested by the elements and bynbsp;one another.

"The Nigger of the 'Narcissus'" has been hailed as Conrad's earliest masterpiece. When a West Indian sailor on board the merchant ship Narcissus falls ill his condition sparks conflict among the crew, which threatens to erupt in mutiny under the pressure of a terrifying gale. "Typhoon," the gripping story of a steamship captain who stubbornly steers into a major tempest and the crew's ensuing struggle to survive the raging waters, is distinguished by one of the most thrillingly evoked storms in all of literature.nbsp;"The Shadow-Line" is a dramatically fictionalized account of Conrad's first command as a young sea captain trapped aboard a becalmed, fever-wracked, and seemingly haunted ship--an ordeal that marks for him the "shadow-line" between youth and maturity. Suspenseful, atmospheric, and deceptively simple, this intense story reflects the complex themes of Conrad's most famous novels, Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness .

With an introduction by Martin Seymour-Smith

Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c1991.
ISBN: 9780679405474
Branch Call Number: FIC CONRAD
Characteristics: xxxix, 305 p. ; 21 cm.


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Jan 11, 2019

Desportes -- i second that comment.This library catalogue software usually does not recognize the short story as a genre. it is almost never possible to search the catalogue by a short story title. some author's short stories are recognized as important works -- just as significant as their longer works but the catalogue usually ignores this. and as you point out, the catalogue summaries that do not list the contents of short story collections are basically worthless as information

is the fullness of your record not to name the stories, other than TYPHOON? and to remark that all four are sea-related, two on dry land? maybe this is the result of having the confidence of being able to place 50 items on hold. reminds me of my college days, when Young Cia was recruiting in the dorms at S.F. State, and somehow me father knew of them, and remarked, "They're not your friends." "Who are they then?" He never answered. He only repeated, " They're not your friends."// I'll rate this 4 stars, on the strength of the title story, TYPHOON. sure would like to know which are the other three, without having to go to wherever it is shelved, or to use up one of my rare 10 holds; in case the early tale of Conrad's i seek is not one of the 'and other stories.' in the name of efficiency, why not tell the library patrons what the names of the other stories are? "Who are they ?"


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