Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 222 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.51 in
Published: September 26, 2012
Publisher: Progres et Declin SA
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1909175994
ISBN - 13: 9781909175990
From the Publisher
A member of an anarchist cell and a secret agent Mr. Verloc is ordered to carry out a terrorist attack on Greenwich Observatory by a bomb explosion. The novel is set in London and follows lives of Verloc, who also owns a sex shop, and his friends, a group of anarchists, largely ineffectual as terrorists, yet well known to the police.
About the Author
Joseph Conrad is recognized as one of the 20th century's greatest English language novelists. He was born Jozef Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski on December 3, 1857, in the Polish Ukraine. His father, a writer and translator, was from Polish nobility, but political activity against Russian oppression led to his exile. Conrad was orphaned at a young age and subsequently raised by his uncle. At 17 he went to sea, an experience that shaped the bleak view of human nature which he expressed in his fiction. In such works as Lord Jim (1900), Youth (1902), and Nostromo (1904), Conrad depicts individuals thrust by circumstances beyond their control into moral and emotional dilemmas. His novel Heart of Darkness (1902), perhaps his best known and most influential work, narrates a literal journey to the center of the African jungle. This novel inspired the acclaimed motion picture Apocalypse Now. After the publication of his first novel, Almayer's Folly (1895), Conrad gave up the sea. He produced thirteen novels, two volumes of memoirs, and twenty-eight short stories. He died on August 3, 1924, in England.