Victory

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Apr 4, 2018 - 324 pages
Ever since the sun rose I had been looking ahead. The ship glidedgently in smooth water. After a sixty days' passage I was anxiousto make my landfall, a fertile and beautiful island of the tropics.The more enthusiastic of its inhabitants delight in describing itas the "Pearl of the Ocean." Well, let us call it the "Pearl."It's a good name. A pearl distilling much sweetness upon theworld.

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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.

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