Conrad Library (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

9780594163831: Conrad Library (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

Overview A budget-priced library of Joseph Conrad's most famous and original works: · Lord Jim In this arresting classic, a single act of cowardice destroys an idealistic British seaman's youthful dreams of glory and exiles him into a life of constant, restless roaming. · The Secret Agent This prescient novel was set in the London of 1886, but its tale of political terrorists and their motivations has touched thousands of contemporary readers. The New York Times praised it as "the most brilliant novelistic study of terrorism." · Heart of Darkness and Other Short Fiction In addition to Conrad's haunting novella, this collection includes three of his artfully crafted short stories: "Youth," "The Secret Sharer," and "Amy Forster." · Nostromo Set in a corrupt South American country, this exciting tale pits an Englishman and the Italian expatriate title character against a hoard of revolutionary warlords. The Barnes & Noble Classics series offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics series: · New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars · Biographies of the authors · Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events · Footnotes and endnotes · Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work · Comments by other famous authors · Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations · Bibliographies for further reading · Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate Joseph Conrad Most readers know Joseph Conrad for creating Marlow's harrowing journey through the African Congo in Heart of Darkness. Conrad was adept at capturing the physical and cultural experiences he gleaned from 15 years

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