Youth; Heart Of Darkness; The End Of The Tether

Paperback | November 1, 1995

byJoseph ConradIntroduction byJohn Lyon

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Conrad's aim was by "the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel . . . before all, to make you see"

Heart of Darkness, his exploration of European colonialism in Africa and of elusive human values, embodies more profoundly than almost any other modern fiction the difficulty of 'seeing,' its relativity and shifting compromise. Portraying a young man's first sea-voyage to the East in Youth, an unenlightened maturity in Heart of Darkness, and the blind old age of Captain Whalley in The End of the Tether, the stories in this volume are united in their theme - the 'Ages of Man' - and in their scepticism. Conrad's vision has influenced twentieth-century writers and artists from T. S. Eliot to Jorge Luis Borges and Werner Herzog, and continues to draw critical fire. In his stimulating introduction John Lyon discusses the links between these three stories, the critiques of Chinua Achebe and Edward Said, and the ebb and flow of Conrad's magnificent narrative art.

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 With his unique and powerful prose, it was Joseph Conrad’s aim to make readers feel, hear and see whatever graced the pages of his work. John Lyon provides a brilliant introduction and insightful notes for Joseph Conrad: Youth, Heart of Darkness, The End of the Tether. These three distinct stories not only portray grand themes of huma...

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Conrad's aim was by "the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel . . . before all, to make you see"Heart of Darkness, his exploration of European colonialism in Africa and of elusive human values, embodies more profoundly than almost any other modern fiction the difficulty of 'seeing,' its relativity and shifting ...

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Conrad’s aim was ’by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel . . . before all, to make you see’ Heart of Darkness, his exploration of European colonialism in Africa and of elusive human values, embodies more profoundly than almost any other modern fiction the difficulty of ’seeing’, its relativity and shifting...

Joseph Conrad (originally Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) was born in the Ukraine in 1857 and grew up under Tsarist autocracy. In 1896 he settled in Kent, where he produced within fifteen years such modern classics as Youth, Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Typhoon, Nostromo, The Secret Agent and Under Western Eyes. He continued t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.77 × 5.12 × 0.69 inPublished:November 1, 1995Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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 With his unique and powerful prose, it was Joseph Conrad’s aim to make readers feel, hear and see whatever graced the pages of his work. John Lyon provides a brilliant introduction and insightful notes for Joseph Conrad: Youth, Heart of Darkness, The End of the Tether. These three distinct stories not only portray grand themes of humanity, but also unmistakable overtones of skepticism. This publication is a must-have for collectors of timeless literature.