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by Cedric Watts,Joseph Conrad


The Nigger of the 'Narcissus': A Tale of the Forecastle (also subtitled A Tale of the Sea and published in the United States as The Children of the Sea) is an 1897 novella by Joseph Conrad.

The Nigger of the 'Narcissus': A Tale of the Forecastle (also subtitled A Tale of the Sea and published in the United States as The Children of the Sea) is an 1897 novella by Joseph Conrad. Because of its quality compared to earlier works, some critics have described it as marking the start of Conrad's major or middle period; others have placed it as the best work of his early period.

Joseph Conrad (originally Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) was born in the Ukraine in 1857 and . Conrad is, of course, one of the greatest novelists in English literature.

Joseph Conrad (originally Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) was born in the Ukraine in 1857 and grew up under Tsarist autocracy. His parents, ardent Polish patriots, died when he was a child, following their exile for anti-Russian activities, and he came under the protection of his tradition-conscious uncle, Thaddeus Bobrowski, who watched over him for the next twenty-five years. The title keeps this book off any modern American college reading list, which is too bad.

JOSEPH CONRAD (Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski) was born in December 1857 in Berdichev (now . A Penguin Enriched eBook Classic. The Nigger of the ‘Narcissus’. 1898 Alfred Borys Conrad born in Stanford.

JOSEPH CONRAD (Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski) was born in December 1857 in Berdichev (now in Ukraine) of Polish parents.

Conrad's understanding of sailing and the sea is unsurpassed. While it is a story of the sea, it is more a story of men and their natures as they relate to the black man aboard ship. Fair enough, it is a brillant one with some issues that need discussion. The Lagoon' is possibly the weakest story here.

Cedric Watts, Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’: A Critical and Contextual Discussion . Cedric Watts, Oxford World’s Classics, 2nd edn (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002). The Nigger of the Narcissus (Echo Library).

Cedric Watts, Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’: A Critical and Contextual Discussion (Milan: Mursia International, 1977). Heart of Darkness’ and Other Tales, ed. Heart of Darkness and the Congo Diary (Penguin Classics). Chance: A Tale in Two Parts. The Point Of Honor: A Military Tale.

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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. Издание: иллюстрированное, перепечатанное.

Author: Joseph Conrad, Cedric Watts ISBN 10: 014018094X A dying sailor casts a pall over the other crew members of the Narcissus, as it sails home to London from Bombay. Penguin Books Ltd. ISBN-10.

Author: Joseph Conrad, Cedric Watts ISBN 10: 014018094X. Publisher: Penguin Classics ISBN 13: 9780140180947. A dying sailor casts a pall over the other crew members of the Narcissus, as it sails home to London from Bombay.

Joseph Conrad's major works (all published by Penguin Classics) include Heart of Darkness, Nostromo, Lord Jim,Under Western Eyes . For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more.

Joseph Conrad's major works (all published by Penguin Classics) include Heart of Darkness, Nostromo, Lord Jim,Under Western Eyes, The Secret Agent and Typhoon.

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JOSEPH CONRAD (Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski) was born in December . Published by the Penguin Group. Penguin Books Ltd, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England

JOSEPH CONRAD (Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski) was born in December 1857 in Berdichev (now in the Ukraine) of Polish parents. His father, a poet and translator, and his mother were exiled for nationalist activities and died when he was a child. Penguin Books Ltd, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England. Penguin Group (USA) In. 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, USA. Penguin Group (Canada), 90 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4P 2Y3.

A dying sailor casts a pall over the other crew members of the Narcissus, as it sails home to London from Bombay.

The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' (Penguin Classics) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0140431704

ISBN: 0140431705

Author: Cedric Watts,Joseph Conrad

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Contemporary

Language: English

Publisher: Penguin Classics (June 7, 1988)

Pages: 208 pages

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Rating: 4.2

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Kerahuginn
Conrad is, of course, one of the greatest novelists in English literature. This despite English being his third language. The title keeps this book off any modern American college reading list, which is too bad. In addition to being a great sea story, it is a graphic tale of interpersonal actions and regrets. While it might not make a good introduction to Conrad, it certainly would be in the top three. If you've never read Conrad before, start with "Heart of Darkness."
Kerahuginn
Conrad is, of course, one of the greatest novelists in English literature. This despite English being his third language. The title keeps this book off any modern American college reading list, which is too bad. In addition to being a great sea story, it is a graphic tale of interpersonal actions and regrets. While it might not make a good introduction to Conrad, it certainly would be in the top three. If you've never read Conrad before, start with "Heart of Darkness."
Άνουβις
A minor classic. Conrad's understanding of sailing and the sea is unsurpassed. Ability with English astonishing as it was his third (or fourth) language. While it is a story of the sea, it is more a story of men and their natures as they relate to the black man aboard ship.
Άνουβις
A minor classic. Conrad's understanding of sailing and the sea is unsurpassed. Ability with English astonishing as it was his third (or fourth) language. While it is a story of the sea, it is more a story of men and their natures as they relate to the black man aboard ship.
Hap
Both previous reviewers of this edtion have focused on the title story, the 'Narcissus', which could be called a short novel or a long story. Fair enough, it is a brillant one with some issues that need discussion.
But don't overlook that this Penguin edition also contains other texts: the equally brillant sea tales 'Youth' and 'The Secret Sharer', and then some more.

'The Lagoon' is possibly the weakest story here. A white man travels in Borneo, stays over night in the house of a Malay friend, on the title lagoon, and finds that the woman of the house is dying of fever. The husband tells his guest the story how he eloped with the woman with the help of his brother, who died in the escape, killed by the pursuers. The death of the woman is seen as heavenly retribution for the desertion of the brother, and now the man will go and take revenge. Not very impressive.

'An Outpost of Progress' is a sarcastic story on the pretensions of colonialism. Two Belgian imbeciles (minor Almayers, one could say) try to run a trading station in the Congo colony and fail in cluelessness.

'The Idiots' is set in the Bretagne, where Conrad picked up the story during his honeymoon. A wealthy and anticlerical farmer gets married, so as to have sons who can inherit. Tragically, the couple is hit with misfortune and the first 3 sons turn out to have some kind of unspecified mental handicap, hence the title. The man gets talked into going to church to confess and pray for healthy offspring, but, as the Doors told us: you can't petition the Lord with prayer. The next child is not only a girl, bad enough, but again not mentally right. The parents are devastated. The man holds it against the woman, he becomes violent and abusive, she kills him in defense, gets rejected by her mother, and commits suicide.

'The Informer'is a brillant prelude to the 'Secret Agent'. We have one of the anarchists, an aristocratic traitor of his class, tell the narrator, a collector of porcelain, the story how he rooted out a police informer in a London terrorist group by faking a police raid. This is by far the strongest among the 'not sea'-stories in this volume.

'Il Conde' is about an aging count living alone in the Naples area, who gets mugged by a young Camorra (ie local mafia) member. A lot of the tension in this story comes from the fact that Conrad steps very carefully around a central aspect: the count probably solicited sexual services from the mugger. We don't know that for sure from the text, though. Conrad picked up this story from a fellow Pole when vacationing in Capri.

'The Duel' is a lengthy semi-farce about two swashbuckling cavalry officers in Napoleon's grande armee. It makes great fun of military codes of honour. The story was filmed with Harvey Keitel and Keith Carradine under the name 'The Duellists'. Amusing, but not much depth here. But you can learn some about the Napoleonic times. (The Poles loved him because he promised them statehood. He couldn't quite deliver on the promise due to the winter campaign disaster, but true love withstands reality.)

If you thought of Conrad only as a seaman, here you have him in a broader spectrum. Not all of it is brillant, but none of it is uninteresting.
Hap
Both previous reviewers of this edtion have focused on the title story, the 'Narcissus', which could be called a short novel or a long story. Fair enough, it is a brillant one with some issues that need discussion.
But don't overlook that this Penguin edition also contains other texts: the equally brillant sea tales 'Youth' and 'The Secret Sharer', and then some more.

'The Lagoon' is possibly the weakest story here. A white man travels in Borneo, stays over night in the house of a Malay friend, on the title lagoon, and finds that the woman of the house is dying of fever. The husband tells his guest the story how he eloped with the woman with the help of his brother, who died in the escape, killed by the pursuers. The death of the woman is seen as heavenly retribution for the desertion of the brother, and now the man will go and take revenge. Not very impressive.

'An Outpost of Progress' is a sarcastic story on the pretensions of colonialism. Two Belgian imbeciles (minor Almayers, one could say) try to run a trading station in the Congo colony and fail in cluelessness.

'The Idiots' is set in the Bretagne, where Conrad picked up the story during his honeymoon. A wealthy and anticlerical farmer gets married, so as to have sons who can inherit. Tragically, the couple is hit with misfortune and the first 3 sons turn out to have some kind of unspecified mental handicap, hence the title. The man gets talked into going to church to confess and pray for healthy offspring, but, as the Doors told us: you can't petition the Lord with prayer. The next child is not only a girl, bad enough, but again not mentally right. The parents are devastated. The man holds it against the woman, he becomes violent and abusive, she kills him in defense, gets rejected by her mother, and commits suicide.

'The Informer'is a brillant prelude to the 'Secret Agent'. We have one of the anarchists, an aristocratic traitor of his class, tell the narrator, a collector of porcelain, the story how he rooted out a police informer in a London terrorist group by faking a police raid. This is by far the strongest among the 'not sea'-stories in this volume.

'Il Conde' is about an aging count living alone in the Naples area, who gets mugged by a young Camorra (ie local mafia) member. A lot of the tension in this story comes from the fact that Conrad steps very carefully around a central aspect: the count probably solicited sexual services from the mugger. We don't know that for sure from the text, though. Conrad picked up this story from a fellow Pole when vacationing in Capri.

'The Duel' is a lengthy semi-farce about two swashbuckling cavalry officers in Napoleon's grande armee. It makes great fun of military codes of honour. The story was filmed with Harvey Keitel and Keith Carradine under the name 'The Duellists'. Amusing, but not much depth here. But you can learn some about the Napoleonic times. (The Poles loved him because he promised them statehood. He couldn't quite deliver on the promise due to the winter campaign disaster, but true love withstands reality.)

If you thought of Conrad only as a seaman, here you have him in a broader spectrum. Not all of it is brillant, but none of it is uninteresting.
Rgia
There is a narrative of a storm at sea that is so well written you'll be exhausted when you've finished it. Despite the politically incorrect title it is not a racist novel. It is simply a novel written over one hundred years ago. It's important to read new and old books to find out where we've come from. Otherwise we begin to think we are the most advanced thinkers ever to have existed. (By the way, that is faulty and dangerous thinking).
Rgia
There is a narrative of a storm at sea that is so well written you'll be exhausted when you've finished it. Despite the politically incorrect title it is not a racist novel. It is simply a novel written over one hundred years ago. It's important to read new and old books to find out where we've come from. Otherwise we begin to think we are the most advanced thinkers ever to have existed. (By the way, that is faulty and dangerous thinking).
Musical Aura Island
this is a good book for a sailor like me. ignore the n-word. the book was written in 1897.

"... the incarnation of barbarian wisdom, serene in the blasphemous turmoil of the world."
Musical Aura Island
this is a good book for a sailor like me. ignore the n-word. the book was written in 1897.

"... the incarnation of barbarian wisdom, serene in the blasphemous turmoil of the world."
Llathidan
Despite the unfortunate title, this novella presents the unity and harmony that is required for an effective ship's crew (or any team for that matter), and how easy one person can substantially disrupt that harmony. Followers of contemporary American politics, and specifically the eternal debates over legitimate benefits and 'freeloaders,' may also find some of the themes quite familiar.

As an added benefit, the storm scene about halfway through contains some of the most sublime prose ever to illustrate the majesty and horror of a ship caught in a typhoon. Conrad paints with words scenes JMW Turner only imagined...
Llathidan
Despite the unfortunate title, this novella presents the unity and harmony that is required for an effective ship's crew (or any team for that matter), and how easy one person can substantially disrupt that harmony. Followers of contemporary American politics, and specifically the eternal debates over legitimate benefits and 'freeloaders,' may also find some of the themes quite familiar.

As an added benefit, the storm scene about halfway through contains some of the most sublime prose ever to illustrate the majesty and horror of a ship caught in a typhoon. Conrad paints with words scenes JMW Turner only imagined...
Jode
this is one of josef conrad's finest books. he was a great writer...winding a tale around a very unique human condition. this book is the most unusual one i have ever read..in that the white man is required by compassion to aid someone who is not of their "kind" even though the detested the job of caring for him...they did it anyway....very unusual.
Jode
this is one of josef conrad's finest books. he was a great writer...winding a tale around a very unique human condition. this book is the most unusual one i have ever read..in that the white man is required by compassion to aid someone who is not of their "kind" even though the detested the job of caring for him...they did it anyway....very unusual.
I expected this book to be heavier and harder to get through than it turned out to be, because of Joseph Conrad's other writing. But it is very readable and extremely well written. I can see why Joseph Conrad is listed among the great authors. This book justifies that.

The impression that the author gives about the characters on the ship Narcissus, and therefore about the world in general, is that the people in charge of the ship know what they're doing and are hard working, and the common sailors are a motley crew with some good, a bad apple or two, and not too bright.

I agree that mankind isn't too bright. I think that is borne out by all our history books, newspapers, and tv news. But I disagree about the people in charge basically being superior, hard working people. The people in charge of this ship aren't anything to brag about.
I expected this book to be heavier and harder to get through than it turned out to be, because of Joseph Conrad's other writing. But it is very readable and extremely well written. I can see why Joseph Conrad is listed among the great authors. This book justifies that.

The impression that the author gives about the characters on the ship Narcissus, and therefore about the world in general, is that the people in charge of the ship know what they're doing and are hard working, and the common sailors are a motley crew with some good, a bad apple or two, and not too bright.

I agree that mankind isn't too bright. I think that is borne out by all our history books, newspapers, and tv news. But I disagree about the people in charge basically being superior, hard working people. The people in charge of this ship aren't anything to brag about.