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From Publishers WeeklyThe creativity Butcher displays in his Dresden Files series is less apparent in the derivative sixth fantasy yarn set in quasi-­Roman Alera (after 2008's Princeps' Fury). New readers are tossed into a complex plot without any explanation of the considerable backstory, making it hard to connect with the characters or action. The book centers around yet another world-­shaking battle between good, represented by Alera, and evil, represented by the vord queen and her legions of scorpionlike followers. A major character is falsely believed dead; there's a traitor in the ranks of the good guys; there's also heroic sacrifice, combat against overwhelming odds, etc. Banter in moments of extreme crisis is absurdly common but never convincing, and neither characters nor story develop anything resembling depth. (Dec.­)
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Jim, first mate on board the, is a simple and sensitive young man who dreams of becoming a hero. But when the threatens to sink, Jim takes the cowardly way out and jumps clear. His unbearable guilt and shame at having violated the unwritten moral code of the sea lead him to become an exile in a remote Malay state. There he fashions a new identity for himself as the benevolent ruler of an exotic land - until his idyll is interrupted. Rich, moving and delicately crafted, is a compelling meditation on identity, guilt and lost honour. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

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For years he has endured the endless trials and triumphs of a man whose skill and power could not be restrained. Battling ancient enemies, forging new alliances, and confronting the corruption within his own land, Gaius Octavian became a legendary man of war-­and the rightful First Lord of Alera. But now, the savage Vord are on the march, and Gaius must lead his legions to the Calderon Valley to stand against them-­using all of his intelligence, ingenuity, and furycraft to save their world from eternal darkness.

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This compact novel, completed in 1900, as with so many of the great novels of the time, is at its baseline a book of the sea. An English boy in a simple town has dreams bigger than the outdoors and embarks at an early age into the sailor's life. The waters he travels reward him with the ability to explore the human spirit, while Joseph Conrad launches the story into both an exercise of his technical prowess and a delicately crafted picture of a character who reaches the status of a literary hero.

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The Selected Works of Joseph Conrad includes the best-­known of Joseph Conrad’s work. This special ebook edition contains the short story “Youth,­” as well as the novels Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Typhoon, Nostromo, and The Secret Agent.­Joseph Conrad is considered to be one of the greatest English-­language novelists and a forerunner of modernist literature, and his writing style and characters have influenced such distinguished writers as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, William S. Burroughs, Hunter S. Thompson, and George Orwell, among many others.­HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

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«È impossibile comunicare la sensazione della vita di un qualsiasi momento della propria esistenza, ciò che rende la sua verità, il suo significato, la sua essenza sottile e penetrante. È impossibile. Viviamo come sogniamo: soli». (Joseph Conrad, Cuore di tenebra) La raccolta comprende i romanzi: Al limite estremo, Cuore di tenebra, La follia di Almayer, La linea d'ombra, Lord Jim.

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This compact novel, completed in 1900, as with so many of the great novels of the time, is at its baseline a book of the sea. An English boy in a simple town has dreams bigger than the outdoors and embarks at an early age into the sailor's life. The waters he travels reward him with the ability to explore the human spirit, while Joseph Conrad launches the story into both an exercise of his technical prowess and a delicately crafted picture of a character who reaches the status of a literary hero.

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'To the white men in the waterside business and to the captain of ships he was just Jim - nothing more. He had, of course, another name, but he was anxious that it should not be pronounced.­' Lord Jim tells the story of a young, idealistic Englishman - 'as unflinching as a hero in a book' - who is disgraced by a single act of cowardice while serving as an officer on the Patna, a merchant-­ship sailing from an Eastern port. His life is blighted: an isolated scandal assumes horrifying proportions. An older man, Marlow, befriends Jim, and helps to establish him in Patusan, a remote Malay settlement. There he achieves a kind of peace, but his courage is put to the test once more. Lord Jim is one of the most profound and rewarding psychological novels in English. Set in the context of social change and colonial expansion in late Victorian England, it embodies in Jim the values and the turmoil of a fading empire. In his introduction and notes to this new edition Jacques Berthoud explores . . .

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Selected by the Modern Library as two of the 100 best novels of all timeNostromoOriginally published in 1904, Nostromo is considered by many to be Conrad's supreme achievement. Set in the imaginary South American republic of Costaguana, the novel reveals the effects of unbridled greed and imperialist interests on many different lives. Although each character's potential for good is ultimately corrupted, Nostromo underscores Conrad's belief in fidelity, moral discipline, and the need for human communion. The author himself described the book as 'an intense creative effort on what I suppose will remain my largest canvas.­' 'Conrad endeavored to create a great, massive, multiphase symbol that would render his total vision of the world, his sense of individual destiny, his sense of man's place in nature, his sense of history and society,­' observed Robert Penn Warren. 'Nostromo is the most strikingly modern of Conrad's novels,­' said V. S. Pritchett. 'It is pervaded by a profound, even . . .

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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Marlow Narratives: Heart of Darkness + Lord Jim + Youth + Chance (Unabridged)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This omnibus contains the following books: Heart of Darkness  Lord Jim  Youth Chance Joseph Conrad (1857 –  1924), was a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties . He wrote stories and novels, often with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an indifferent universe. He was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-­English tragic sensibility into English literature.

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Joseph Conrad was an English novelist of Polish origin. Regarded as one of the great novelists in English; he wrote stories and novels, predominantly with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit by the demands of duty and honour, brought a distinctly non-­English tragic sensibility into English literature. His narrative style and anti-­heroic characters have influenced many authors. This collection contains his best works (Nostromo, Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness, Victory, The Shadow-­Line, The Arrow of Gold, The Secret Agent, The Nigger of the Narcissus & Under Western Eyes), in their original editions.

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* Illustrated * Author Biography * Interactive Table of Contents * Free Audiobook Download Lord Jim [ Free Audiobooks Download ] [ Illustrated ] Lord Jim is a novel by Joseph Conrad originally published as a serial in Blackwood's Magazine from October 1899 to November 1900. An early and primary event is the abandonment of a ship in distress by its crew including the young British seaman Jim. He is publicly censured for this action and the novel follows his later attempts at coming to terms with his past.

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