Joseph Conrad Lord Jim

ISBN 13: 9780804900546

Lord Jim

3.61 avg rating
( 23,467 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780804900546: Lord Jim
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Lord Jim is the story of a man named Marlow's struggle to tell and to understand the life story of a man named Jim. Jim is a promising young man who goes to sea as a youth.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

When Lord Jim first appeared in 1900, many took Joseph Conrad to task for couching an entire novel in the form of an extended conversation--a ripping good yarn, if you like. (One critic in The Academy complained that the narrator "was telling that after-dinner story to his companions for eleven solid hours.") Conrad defended his method, insisting that people really do talk for that long, and listen as well. In fact his chatty masterwork requires no defense--it offers up not only linguistic pleasures but a timeless exploration of morality.

The eponymous Jim is a young, good-looking, genial, and naive water-clerk on the Patna, a cargo ship plying Asian waters. He is, we are told, "the kind of fellow you would, on the strength of his looks, leave in charge of the deck." He also harbors romantic fantasies of adventure and heroism--which are promptly scuttled one night when the ship collides with an obstacle and begins to sink. Acting on impulse, Jim jumps overboard and lands in a lifeboat, which happens to be bearing the unscrupulous captain and his cohorts away from the disaster. The Patna, however, manages to stay afloat. The foundering vessel is towed into port--and since the officers have strategically vanished, Jim is left to stand trial for abandoning the ship and its 800 passengers.

Stripped of his seaman's license, convinced of his own cowardice, Jim sets out on a tragic and transcendent search for redemption. This may sound like the bleakest of narratives. But Lord Jim is also touching, elevating, and often funny. Here, for example, the narrator describes the ship's captain (proving that clothes do indeed make the man):

He made me think of a trained baby elephant walking on hind-legs. He was extravagantly gorgeous too--got up in a soiled sleeping suit, bright green and deep orange vertical stripes, with a pair of ragged straw slippers on his bare feet, and somebody's cast-off pith hat, very dirty and two sizes too small for him, tied up with a manilla rope-yarn on the top of his big head. You understand a man like that hasn't a ghost of a chance when it comes to borrowing clothes.
This is formidable prose by any standard. But when you consider that Conrad was working in his third language, the sublime after-dinner story that is Lord Jim seems even more astonishing an accomplishment. --Teri Kieffer

From the Publisher:

This book is in Electronic Paperback Format. If you view this book on any of the computer systems below, it will look like a book. Simple to run, no program to install. Just put the CD in your CDROM drive and start reading. The simple easy to use interface is child tested at pre-school levels.

Windows 3.11, Windows/95, Windows/98, OS/2 and MacIntosh and Linux with Windows Emulation.

Includes Quiet Vision's Dynamic Index. the abilty to build a index for any set of characters or words.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Conrad, Joseph
Published by Airmont Pub Co
ISBN 10: 080490054X ISBN 13: 9780804900546
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Airmont Pub Co. Paperback. Condition: Fair. Seller Inventory # G080490054XI5N00

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 5.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Conrad, Joseph
Published by Airmont Pub Co
ISBN 10: 080490054X ISBN 13: 9780804900546
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Airmont Pub Co. Paperback. Condition: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Seller Inventory # G080490054XI3N00

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 5.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Conrad, Joseph
Published by Airmont Pub Co
ISBN 10: 080490054X ISBN 13: 9780804900546
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Squared
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Airmont Pub Co. Paperback. Condition: Fair. Seller Inventory # G080490054XI5N00

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 5.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Conrad, Joseph
Published by Airmont Pub Co
ISBN 10: 080490054X ISBN 13: 9780804900546
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Second City
(Aurora, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Airmont Pub Co. Paperback. Condition: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Seller Inventory # G080490054XI3N01

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 5.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Joseph Conrad
Published by Peter Smith Publisher Inc (1965)
ISBN 10: 080490054X ISBN 13: 9780804900546
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books Ltd
(Dunfermline, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Peter Smith Publisher Inc, 1965. Condition: Fair. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP94385328

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 1.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.71
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Joseph Conrad
Published by Airmont Pub Co 01/10/1988 (1988)
ISBN 10: 080490054X ISBN 13: 9780804900546
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bahamut Media
(Reading, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Airmont Pub Co 01/10/1988, 1988. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # 6545-9780804900546

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Conrad Joseph
Published by Bantam
ISBN 10: 080490054X ISBN 13: 9780804900546
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Watermill Books
(Ammanford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam. Paperback. Condition: Acceptable. Staining/marking to pages/page edges. Wear/marking to cover. Seller Inventory # mon0000546874

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 1.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.96
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Joseph Conrad
Published by -
ISBN 10: 080490054X ISBN 13: 9780804900546
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description -. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Lord Jim This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # 7719-9780804900546

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Joseph Conrad
Published by -
ISBN 10: 080490054X ISBN 13: 9780804900546
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description -. Paperback. Condition: Good. Lord Jim This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Seller Inventory # 9053-9780804900546

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Joseph Conrad
Published by Airmont Pub Co (1988)
ISBN 10: 080490054X ISBN 13: 9780804900546
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Airmont Pub Co, 1988. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG080490054X

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 8.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book