Lord Jim [Paperback]

Item : Lord Jim [Paperback]
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Author Author : Conrad, Joseph
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0199536023
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780199536023
Publisher Publisher : Oxford University Press
Pages Pages : 400
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100377295

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 ruined: an isolated scandal has assumed horrifying proportions. But, then he is befriended by an older man named Marlow who helps to establish him in exotic Patusan, a remote Malay settlement where his courage is put to the test once more. Lord Jim is a book about courage and cowardice, self-knowledge and personal growth. It 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 turmoil of a fading empire. This new edition uses the first English edition text and includes a new introduction and notes by leading Conrad scholar Jacques Berthoud, glossaries, and an appendix on Conrad's sources and reading.

About the Series:For over 100 yearsOxford World's Classicshas made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Jacques Berthoud previously edited Conrad'sAlmayer's FollyandThe Nigger of the 'Narcissus'for OWC

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