OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Typhoon and Other Tales (Revised edition)

ISBN : 9780199539031

Price(incl.tax): 
¥1,826
Author: 
Joseph Conrad; Cedric Watts, M.A.
Pages
304 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
128 x 198 mm
Pub date
Aug 2008
Series
Oxford World's Classics

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TYPHOON * FALK * AMY FOSTER *THE SECRET SHARER The four tales in this volume share autobiographical origins in Conrad's experience at sea and his exile from Poland, the country of his birth. 'Typhoon' is the story of a steamship and her crew beset by tempest, and of the stolid captain whose dogged courage is tested to the limit. In 'Falk' a taciturn young woman is bizarrely courted by a tug-boat master who is haunted by a terrible secret. 'Amy Foster' tells of an emigrant Pole struggling to overcome isolation and prejudice in England. The final tale, 'The Secret Sharer', is Conrad's most famous short story, a masterpiece of suspense and ambiguity. Giving sanctuary to a fugitive sailor, a young sea-captain risks his ship and his command in order to save him. This revised edition uses the English first edition texts and has a new chronology and bibliography. *ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Index: 

Typhoon
Falk: A Reminiscence
Amy Foster
The Secret Sharer: An Episode from the Coast

About the author: 

Cedric Watts is an authority on Conrad and the author of numerous books and articles on Conrad including Joseph Conrad: A Literary Life (1989), A Preface to Conrad (2nd edn 1993), and Joseph Conrad (1994). For OWC he has edited Heart of Darkness and Other Tales and other Conrad books for other publishers, most recently Lord Jim for Broadview Press.

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