Pubblicato a puntate dal 1899 al 1900, fu riconosciuto come un capolavoro mondiale della letteratura. Il romanzo è complesso nella sua narrazione: Lord Jim, un eroe definito "romantico" da Marlow, che è il narratore della storia (come in altri romanzi di Conrad, si tratta di una storia nella storia), partito come un adolescente in cerca di avventure, viene presto abbattuto dalla vita e costretto spietatamente a conoscere una sua debolezza.
Il romanzo fu pubblicato nel 1907. La trama trae spunto da un fatto realmente accaduto nel 1894: un'esplosione in Greenwich Park, probabilmente dovuta ad un fallito attentato anarchico. "L'agente segreto" è considerato uno dei primi romanzi moderni a trattare temi quali il terrorismo e lo spionaggio. Una Londra umida e nebbiosa fa da cornice affascinante all'attenta analisi psicologica dei personaggi, e la scrittura elaborata e mai banale di Conrad non delude mai.
La linea d'ombra, pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1917, è un romanzo che riflette profondamente le esperienze e le riflessioni del suo autore...
Questo romanzo breve, pubblicato nel 1902, è il romanzo più famoso di Joseph Conrad, ed è considerato un classico della letteratura inglese. Lo stile narrativo, a tratti impressionistico, ha ispirato molti scrittori moderni. Il racconto è ambientato nell’Africa nera, e esprime una critica al colonialismo basato su scopi commerciali; su un piano più profondo tocca il tema della lotta intima del conflitto con la propria parte ombra.
Pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1899, Cuore di tenebra trae lo spunto da un viaggio di Conrad al comando di un battello lungo il corso del fiume...
Per chi ama il mare e i racconti d'avventura "Tifone" è il romanzo che ci vuole. Conrad conosce il mare, ha scritto molto sul mare e questo può essere a ragione considerato uno dei suoi capolavori in assoluto. Di fronte ad un cataclisma metereologico come un uragano nel Mar della Cina, il Nan Shan, la nave del capitano McWhirr e del suo equipaggio, si difende come può ...
Cuore di tenebra, Heart of Darkness, fu pubblicato da Joseph Conrad nel 1899...
Typhoon is the story of a steamship and her crew beset by a tempest and of the captain whose dogged courage is tested to the limit. Captain MacWhirr was an ordinary man. However, when his steamer Nan-Shan blunders into a hurricane, he and his crew must pull together to survive. The steadfast courage of an undemonstrative captain and the imaginative readiness of his young first mate becomes a partnership vital to human survival as they are challenged from without by the elements, and from within by human doubts and fears.
Joseph Conrad’s multilayered masterpiece tells of one nation's violent revolution and one hero's moral degeneration. Conrad convincingly invents an entire country, Costaguana, and sets it afire as warlords compete for power and a fortune in silver.
Señor Gould, adamant that his silver should not become spoil for his enemies, entrusts it to his faithful longshoreman, Nostromo, a local hero of sorts whom Señor Gould believes to be incorruptible.
This work set the style for a whole class of literature, a work that the critic Morton Dauwen Zabel calls an example of Conrad's "central theme...the grip of circumstances that enforce self-discovery and its cognate, the discovery of reality and truth...." It is a novel about a man's lifelong efforts to atone for an act of instinctive cowardice.
Under Western Eyes, Joseph Conrad's novel of political treachery and oppression, of betrayal, guilt, and intrigue, begins with a bomb that kills its intended target, a hated Russian minister of police, along with a number of innocent bystanders. A young student named Razumov hides the perpetrator, then betrays him and becomes a spy among his exiled comrades. He faces a moral dilemma from which there is no escape.
This classic precursor to the modern-day spy novel was recently in headlines when it was revealed that the Unabomber drew considerable inspiration from its prophetic portrait of terrorism. Written in 1907 and set in Edwardian London, The Secret Agent resonates just as strongly in today's world, where a handful of fanatics can still play mad politics and victimize the innocent.
Written at the start of the Great War, when his son Borys was at the Western Front, The Shadow-Line is Conrad's supreme effort to open man's eyes to the meaning of war through the stimulus of art. In many ways an autobiographical narrative, this masterpiece of his final period relates the story of a young and inexperienced sea captain whose first command finds him with a ship becalmed in tropical seas and a crew smitten with fever.
Written at various times and under various influences, the four stories contained in Within the Tides are linked by Conrad's treatment of loyalty and betrayal. They range in setting from the Far East via 18th-century Spain to England. The tone shifts from the tragic inevitability of "The Planter of Malata" and the pathos of "Because of the Dollars" to the gothic "The Inn of the Two Witches" and the grim humor of "The Partner." Experimental in form, they represent yet another branch of Conrad's search for moral truth.
Set in Malaya, Almayer's Folly is Joseph Conrad's first novel. In it, he charts the decline of a Dutch merchant after a 25 year struggle against overwhelming odds. Though married to a bitter and hateful Malayan wife, Almayer refuses to accept the financial ruin which he has precipitated. Instead, he dreams of fantastic wealth and a return to the civilization of his youth, accompanied by his loving daughter, Nina.
From one of the greatest modern writers in world literature comes a magnificent story of love, adventure, and rescue played out against the shimmering South Seas. Alone on a tropical island, a Swedish baron and a beautiful violinist discover the long-lost joys of love. But when two treasure hunters arrive on the beach, the lovers know that evil has invaded their romantic paradise—an evil they are powerless to stop.
From his many years on the high seas as a mariner, mate, and captain, Joseph Conrad created unique works, including Heart of Darkness, that have left an indelible mark on world literature. First published in 1899, his haunting novel Lord Jim is both a riveting sea adventure and a fascinating portrait of a unique outcast from civilization.
One of the greatest political novels in any language, Nostromo reenacts the establishment of modern capitalism in a remote South American province locked between the Andes and the Pacific. In Sulaco, a harbor town in the imaginary South American republic of Costaguana, a vivid cast of characters is caught up in a civil war to decide whether its fabulously wealthy silver can be preserved from the hands of venal politicians.
Secret agent Mr. Adolph Verloc operates from a seedy Soho shop, where he deals in pornography and espionage. Idle, treacherous, and self-righteous, he makes the life of his wife, Winnie, one of silent misery. When Verloc is assigned to plant a bomb at Greenwich Observatory, his plans go terribly awry, and his family has to deal with the tragic repercussions of his actions. Joseph Conrad's dark satire on English society, while rooted in the Edwardian period, remains strikingly contemporary.
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 ruined: an isolated scandal has assumed horrifying proportions. But then he is befriended by an older man named Marlow....