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Lord Jim
Author: Joseph Conrad

ISBN: 9781472913951
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1 March 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.5
Description:
The story of a man's search for redemption, Lord Jim is a compelling, romantic and questioning novel. This classic edition includes a Foreword by Bruce Parry (award-winning documentary-maker, former Marines commando, explorer and trek-leader).

Jim is young, ambitious and idealistic, keen to make his name in the world. But fate has other plans. Jim has been made First Mate on board the Patna, but when the she starts to flood in the middle of the voyage, Jim joins the captain and crew in abandoning the ship and her passengers to their fate. The ship survives, but Jim is stripped of his rank for dereliction of duty, and realises how far short he has fallen of his dreams of becoming a leader and a hero.

The narrative, voiced by sea captain Charles Marlow (also the narrator of Conrad's Heart of Darkness), follows Jim as he tries to redeem himself. As he travels ever further eastwards, Jim ends up on a remote Indonesian island where his name and reputation mean nothing. Finally it seems that he can start afresh, and after defeating a local bandit he wins the admiration of the local people (and a beautiful girl), ...

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