The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' and Other Stories

The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' and Other Stories

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Overview

The volume includes: 'Youth'; 'The Secret Sharer'; 'The Lagoon'; 'An Outpost of Progress'; 'Il Conde'; 'The Duel'. The intention is a range of settings - we move from the sea to the colonial world, the Far East and Africa to England and then the Continent.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141441702
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/18/2007
Series: Penguin Classics Series
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 458,463
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.76(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 - 17 Years

About the Author

Joseph Conrad was born in Berdichev, Ukraine, in 1857. After both of his parents died of tuberculosis, Conrad went to live with his uncle in Switzerland. After attending school in Kraków, he joined the French and then the British merchant marines, sailing to exotic destinations like the West Indies and the Congo, which would later become the backdrops for some of his fiction. In 1894 he settled down in England and began his literary career. In 1902 Conrad published his most famous work, Heart of Darkness, and continued to write until his death in 1924.

Gail Fraser, author of The Lumby Lines, Stealing Lumby, and Lumby’s Bounty, continues to work full-time on her acclaimed series about the extraordinary town of Lumby. She and her husband, artist Art Poulin, live with their beloved animals on Lazy Goose Farm in rural upstate New York. When not writing, Gail tends to their garden, orchard, and beehives.

Allan H. Simmons is a professor of modern and 20th-century literature at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, in London, and is a leading authority on the works of Joseph Conrad. He has coedited several volumes on Conrad, and was appointed co–General Editor of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad with Dr. J. H. Stape in 2008.

J. H. Stape is a research fellow at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, in London, and a recognized authority on the works of Joseph Conrad. Along with being a coeditor of several volumes on Conrad, he was the general editor of Conrad for Penguin Books, to which he contributed an edition of Typhoon and Other Stories. Stape has taught at universities around the world and has also published about the works of E. M. Forster, William Golding, Thomas Hardy, and Virginia Woolf.

Date of Birth:

December 3, 1857

Date of Death:

August 3, 1924

Place of Birth:

Berdiczew, Podolia, Russia

Place of Death:

Bishopsbourne, Kent, England

Education:

Tutored in Switzerland. Self-taught in classical literature. Attended maritime school in Marseilles, France

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