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Many chronicles have been written about life at sea, but few, if any, can compare with Joseph Conrad's masterpiece. It is the story of one unremarkable steamship captain, pitted against a storm of incredible fury. Captain Macwhirr has a reputation as a solid, steadfast man, who "having just enough imagination to carry him through each successive day, and no more" cannot fully believe any storm would be a match for his powerful ship. So, when the barometer and other clues begin to hint at trouble ahead, he is only moderately concerned and unwilling to change course and lose precious time-a decision that may prove more costly than he could ever have imagined.
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"If you liked The Perfect Storm, you will be blown away by Typhoon, Conrad's classic tale." -David Hagberg, author of White House
"Conrad is quite simply the master of all who try to reflect the world of the sea in the mirror of the written word...No one has limned more vividly the courage, the skill, the dreams, and terrors of those who set out upon the waters. He is the Captain." --David Poyer, author of The MedAbout the Author:
Joseph Conrad is considered to be one of the greatest writers in the English language, even though English was not his native tongue. Born in the Ukraine in 1857, he spent twenty years at sea, working on various ships, both French and English. He is the author of numerous classics, including Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, The Secret Agent, Nostromo, and Under Western Eyes. He died in 1924.
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Book Description Forge Books, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110312873034
Book Description Forge Books, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0312873034