Selected Short Stories

Selected Short Stories

Paperback Wordsworth Classics

By (author) Joseph Conrad, Introduction by Dr. Keith Carabine, Selected by Dr. Keith Carabine, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 184mm x 14mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 January 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Herts
  • ISBN 10: 1853261904
  • ISBN 13: 9781853261909
  • Sales rank: 61,533

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Chosen and 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.

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Chosen and Introduced by Dr Keith Carabine, University of Kent at Canterbury and Chairperson of the Joseph Conrad Society