Cut off from civilization except for the monthly passing of a trading vessel, Axel Heyst and Lena, the girl from a traveling Ladies' Orchestra, live a strange life on the deserted South Sea island of Samburan. They live undisturbed until the sinister descent upon the island of those ill-omened messengers of the outside world, "plain Mr. Jones" and Ricardo. Then for the first time the tenderness and pathos of this strange romance is unveiled to the reader.
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Joseph Conrad 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.
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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Table of ContentsGeneral editors' preface; Chronology; Abbreviations and note on editions; Introduction; Victory: An Island Tale; The texts: an essay; Apparatus; Textual notes; Appendices; Explanatory notes; Glossaries; Map.
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