In Victory (1915), Conrad returns to the Malay Archipelago, to the setting of his first mature novel, Lord Jim, and in Axel Heyst he creates a hero who is in many ways similar to Jim, a noble altruist destroyed by his ideals. It is a story of action and high adventure coexisting with an exhaustive study of the psychology of a man who's philosophy of life is summed up in the dying words of his father: "Look on -- make no sound."
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Review: VictoryUser Review - jerksuke - Goodreads
Good God, it took me two whole weeks to force my way through this book. I was rather excited to read it given the level of praise heaped upon it by other reviewers but alas, no. This book and I were ... Read full review