Selected Short Stories : Includes the novel 'The Rover' Paperback
Part of the Wordsworth Classics series
Chosenand Introduced by Dr Keith Carabine, University of Kent at Canterbury and Chairperson of the Joseph Conrad Society of Great Britain. This specially commissioned selection of Conrad's short stories includes favourites such as Youth, a modern epic of the sea; The Secret Sharer, a thrilling psychological drama; An Outpost of Progress, a blackly comic prelude to Heart of Darkness; Amy Foster, a moving story of a shipwrecked, alienated Pole; and The Lagoon and Karain, two exotic, exciting Malay tales.
Il Conde and The Tale are subtle portrayals of bewildered outrage; An Anarchist and The Informer are sardonic depictions of revolutionaries; and Prince Roman is a tale of magnificent, doomed heroism set in Conrad's native Poland during the Uprising of 1831.
Both those new to Conrad's work and those familiar with his novels will delight in this wide-ranging collection. This collection also includes Conrad's last novel, The Rover.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages
- Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/03/1996
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781853261909
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Review by ngmcd
An interesting selection of stories. Some are more 'chatty' than others such as Il Conde and the Informer but that does not lessen the descriptive power of Outpost of Progress, Karain the climax of The Secret Sharer