The Nigger Of The

The Nigger Of The "Narcissus" A Tale Of The Forecastle

by Joseph Conrad

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Overview

James Wait is a dying West Indian black sailor on board the merchant ship Narcissus sailing from Bombay to London. Wait becomes seriously ill during the voyage, and his plight arouses the humanitarian sympathies of many of the crew. However, the ship's captain and an old sailor named Singleton remain concerned primarily with their duties to the ship and appear indifferent to Wait's condition.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781710514216
Publisher: Independently published
Publication date: 11/22/2019
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

Joseph Conrad (Polish pronunciation: born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski; 3 December 1857 - 3 August 1924) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. He joined the British merchant marine in 1878, and was granted British citizenship in 1886. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. He wrote stories and novels, many with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an impassive, inscrutable universe.

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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