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By Joseph Conrad

A number of Conrad's so much enduring paintings, edited via Pulitzer Prize finalist Michael Gorra

A nice novelist of the ocean, a poet of the tropics, a critic of empire and analyst of globalization, a harbinger of the fashionable secret agent novel, an remarkable observer of the moments during which individuals are stripped in their illusions-Joseph Conrad is among the maximum writers of the 20th century. This revised version of The moveable Conrad gains the easiest identified and so much enduring of Conrad's works, together with The undercover agent, middle of Darkness, and The Nigger of the "Narcissus," in addition to shorter stories like "Amy Forster" and "The mystery Sharer," a range of letters, and his observations at the sinking of the Titanic.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts stronger via introductions and notes via exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations through award-winning translators.

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