The Nigger of the Narcissus
"From that evening when James Wait joined the ship - late for the muster of the crew - to the moment when he left us in the open sea, shrouded in sailcloth, through the open port, I had much to do with him. He was in my watch. A negro in a British forecastle is a lonely being. He has no chums. Yet James Wait, afraid of death and making her his accomplice was an impostor of some character - mastering our compassion, scornful of our sentimentalism, triumphing over our suspicions. But in the book he is nothing; he is merely the centre of the ship's collective psychology and the pivot of the action. Yet he, who in the family circle and amongst my friends is familiarly referred to as the Nigger, remains very precious to me."
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Joseph Conrad's account of the voyage of a sailing-ship from Bombay harbour to the Port of London combines uniquely the skills of the master mariner with the power of the master novelist. It evokes in intense and exact detail what it felt like to negotiate the great wind belts of two oceans. But is is also Conrad's first major exploration of the psychology of service-of the pressure on a group of seamen 'brought to the test...of the moral problems of conduct' by their encounter with elemental nature and with the secret terrors and evasions of two of their comrades.
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Book Description W W Norton & Co Ltd, 1979. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP22154709
Book Description W W Norton & Co Ltd, 1979. Book Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP3114487
Book Description WW Norton & Co, New York, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. [CC]. 370 pp. Hardcover, bound in cloth with dust jacket. Moderate shelf-wear, name on flyleaf and title page; a few pencil notations. Bookseller Inventory # 062033
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Book Description New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition stated. Number line beginning with 1. Near fine hardback in near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Book has approximately eight barely-noticeable "splash lines of one inch each along upper edge of front cover and five along top edge of rear cover and a black felt-tip pen spot to center of fore edge. Only trivial, if any additional signs of age/previous use to book. Dust jacket has a 1/2 inch closed tear to top edge of rear panel and minor, if not trivial wear primarily to spine ends, top edge and extremities. Only trivial additional signs of age/previous use to dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 101819