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Lord Jim

Lord Jim

Lord Jim is a book about courage and cowardice, self-knowledge and personal growth, in the exotic setting of post-colonial Patusan, a remote Malay settlement. This new edition uses the first English edition text and includes a new introduction and notes by leading Conrad scholar ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780199536023
Barcode 9780199536023
Published 8 May 2008 by Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Conrad, Joseph
Volume editor Berthoud, Jacques
Series Oxford World's Classics
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ISBN-13 9780199536023
ISBN-10 0199536023
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 8 May 2008
International Publication Date 1 June 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Conrad, Joseph
Volume editor Berthoud, Jacques
Series Oxford World's Classics
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 278g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Sea stories, Seafaring life - Indonesia
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code 85410

Description of this Book

'To the white men in the waterside business and to the captain of ships he was just Jim - nothing more. He had, of course, another name, but he was anxious that it should not be pronounced.' Lord Jim tells the story of a young, idealistic Englishman - 'as unflinching as a hero in a book' - who is disgraced by a single act of cowardice while serving as an officer on the Patna, a merchant-ship sailing from an Eastern port. His life is blighted: an isolated scandal assumes horrifying proportions. An older man, Marlow, befriends Jim, and helps to establish him in Patusan, a remote Malay settlement. There he achieves a kind of peace, but his courage is put to the test once more. Lord Jim is one of the most profound and rewarding psychological novels in English. Set in the context of social change and colonial expansion in late Victorian England, it embodies in Jim the values and the turmoil of a fading empire. In his introduction and notes to this new edition Jacques Berthoud explores the social and cultural dynamics that inform the novel.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jacques Berthoud previously edited Conrad's Almayer's Folly and The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' for OWC

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