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Vendor: Joe Books LTD
Publication Date: 2015
The course of a young sailor's life is forever changed when, in a moment of weakness, he, along with the ship's crew, abandons his distressed ship and its passengers. Now deserted by his fellow crewmembers, Jim is left to face the consequences of their actions alone, and loses his sailing accreditation and ability to make a living as a result.
Through the support of Charles Marlow, a sea captain, Jim is able to re-establish his life, and is eventually offered the redemption he so desperately desires.
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Polish author Joseph Conrad is considered to be one of the greatest English-language novelists, a remarkable achievement considering English was not his first language. Conrad's literary works often featured a nautical setting, reflecting the influences of his early career in the Merchant Navy, and his depictions of the struggles of the human spirit in a cold, indifferent world are best exemplified in such seminal works as Heart of Darkness, Lord JimM, The Secret Agent, Nostromo, and Typhoon. Regarded as a forerunner of modernist literature, Conrad's writing style and characters have influenced such distinguished writers as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, William S. Burroughs, Hunter S. Thompson, and George Orwell, among many others. Many of Conrad's novels have been adapted for film, most notably Heart of Darkness, which served as the inspiration and foundation for Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 film Apocalypse Now.