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This story opens on a ship crowded with pilgrims traveling from Singapore to Mecca for the hajj. A young Englishman is the vessel's first mate. This is his first job and it is something that he has longed for all his life—to be on board a ship that sails the seven seas. One night as the ship sails through the calm waters of the Arabian Sea, it mysteriously begins to shudder. The crew, including the young first mate, believe that it is about to sink. They decide to strike out for themselves i ...
First published in Blackwood’s magazine as a three part serial in 1899 and published in 1902, Heart of Darkness centers on the experiences of protagonist Charles Marlow as he is assigned the duty to transport ivory down the Congo River. Conrad cleverly uses foreshadowing as a technique to convey the novella’s themes of hypocritical imperialism, the contradictory views on civilized as opposed to barbaric societies, racism, and the conflict between reality and darkness. Set in the second half ...
First published in 1902 as a serial in Pall Mall Magazine, the adventure novel follows the disrupting events onboard a steamboat after it takes a perilous course at sea, which triggers a state of mayhem onboard the steamer. Furthermore, the incident prompts the crew to gradually reveal their true nature which is brought to light in the time of crisis. Interestingly, the tale is believed to possess some autobiographical elements taken from Conrad’s own experiences at sea, which provide the no ...
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Dedicated to the author's son who was wounded in World War 1, The Shadow-Line is a short novel based at sea by Joseph Conrad; it is one of his later works, being written from February to December 1915. It was first published in 1916 as a serial and in book form in 1917. The novella depicts the development of a young man upon taking a captaincy in the Orient, with the shadow line of the title representing the threshold of this development. The novella is notable for its dual narrative structu ...
"Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad and performed by David Kirkwood and narrated by Tom Franks is a co-production of and LiteralSystems.
Under Western Eyes (1911) is a novel by Joseph Conrad. The novel takes place in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Geneva, Switzerland, and is viewed as Conrad's response to the themes explored in Crime and Punishment, Conrad being reputed to have detested Dostoevsky. It is also, some say, Conrad's response to his own early life; his father was a famous revolutionary imprisoned by the Russians, but, instead of following in his father's footsteps, at the age of sixteen Conrad left his native land fo ...
A classic of early literary modernism, Lord Jim tells the story of a young "simple and sensitive character" who loses his honor in a display of cowardice at sea -- and of his expiation of that sin against his own "shadowy ideal of conduct" on the remote island of Patusan. The novel, written by Conrad for magazine serialization during an intense and chaotic ten months in 1899 and 1900, has, in the words of Thomas C. Moser, "the rare distinction of being a masterpiece in two separate genres. I ...
The Secret Agent is Conrad's dark, and darkly comic story of a band of spies, anarchists, agents-provocateurs plotting and counter-plotting in the back streets of London in the early 20th Century. The novel centers on Verloc, a shop-owner, phony-anarchist and double-agent, who becomes embroiled in an ambitious terrorist plan to bomb the Greenwich Observatory. (Summary by Hugh McGuire)
Tales of Unrest (1898) is the first collection of short stories by Joseph Conrad published in his lifetime.Joseph Conrad (1857–1924), a Polish-born English novelist, was a master in the formats of long short story and novella, a form of story longer than conventional short story but shorter than a novel. Some of Conrad's most acclaimed works have been written in these formats, most notably Heart of Darkness (1899).Tales of Unrest contains five stories; Karain: A Memory (written 1897; read by ...
A European businessman and his Malayan wife have a daughter, Nina. A Malayan prince comes to do trade with the businessman and falls in love with the daughter. Conflict arises when other influences cause distrust in the business partnership and the daughter runs off to be with the prince. (Summary by Kristel Tretter)
This is the story of a voyage of a merchant sailing ship from Bombay to England, set in the very late 19th century. “It was a bad winter off the Cape that year.” From Wikepedia: “The novel is seen as an allegory about isolation and solidarity, the ship's company serving as a microcosm of a social group.” As to the title, one can only ask, “What WERE you thinking?” (Introduction by Tom Crawford)
Apparently a two part story about a Damsel and a Knight, perhaps a damsel who depends upon the kindness of strangers. It was originally entitled "Dynamite" and first published by installments in the New York Herald. The book itself was the biggest commercial success for Conrad up until that time, 1913. It allowed Conrad for the first time to settle his financial affairs. The author's disdain for people who live on the land is apparent. A new understanding of the word "enthusiastic" is promul ...
Set in a time of oppressive colonisation, when large areas of the world were still unknown to Europe, and Africa was literally on maps and minds as a mysterious shadow, Heart of Darkness famously explores the rituals of civilisation and barbarism, and the frighteningly fine line between them. We get the tale through a classic unreliable narrator, relating as Marlow, a ship’s captain, tells how he was sent by the Company to retrieve the wayward Kurtz, and was shaken to discover the true depth ...
An autobiographical short story written in 1898 and included as the first story in the 1902 volume Youth, a Narrative, and Two Other Stories. This volume also includes Heart of Darkness and The End of the Tether, which are concerned with maturity and old age, respectively. "Youth" is narrated by Charles Marlow who is also the narrator of Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim and Chance. Youth depicts his first journey to the East." (summary from wikipedia)
Typhoon is a short novel by Joseph Conrad, begun in 1899 and published in Pall Mall Magazine in 1902. It is a classic sea yarn that describes how Captain Macwhirr sails the Siamese steamer Nan-Shan into a typhoon. Other characters include the young Jukes and Solomon, the head engineer. The novel classically evokes the sea-faring life at the turn of the century. While Macwhirr is emotionally estranged from his family and crew, and though he refuses to consider an alternate course to skirt the ...
Señor Gould is a native Costaguanan of English descent who owns the silver-mining concession in Sulaco. He is tired of the political instability in Costaguana and its concomitant corruption, and puts his weight behind the Ribierist project, which he believes will finally bring stability to the country after years of misrule and tyranny by self-serving dictators. Instead, the silver mine and the wealth it has generated become a magnet for local warlords to fight over, plunging Costaguana into ...
An Outcast of the Islands is the second novel by Joseph Conrad, published in 1896, inspired by Conrad's experience as mate of a steamer, the Vigar. The novel details the undoing of Peter Willems, a disreputable, immoral man who, on the run from a scandal in Makassar, finds refuge in a hidden native village, only to betray his benefactors over lust for the tribal chief's daughter. The story features Conrad's recurring character Tom Lingard, who also appears in Almayer's Folly (1895) and The R ...
A young untested ship captain finds a man named Leggatt clinging to the side of his ship. The Captain makes the unusual decision to hide Leggatt in his quarters. What is he thinking? Conrad will tell us. - The Secret Sharer was first published in the August and September 1910 issues of Harper’s Magazine (Summary by Gregg Margarite)
Recollections of the life of Axel Heyst, one-time manager of the liquidated Tropical Belt Coal Company in a fictitious island in the Pacific. After retreating from society in response to his professional failures, the misanthrope is drawn back by a romantic affair. (Introduction by S. Kovalchik)
Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Joseph Conrad. Before its 1903 publication, it appeared as a three-part series (1899) in Blackwood's Magazine. It was classified by the Modern Library website editors as one of the "100 best novels" and part of the Western canon. The story centres on Charles Marlow, who narrates most of the book. He is an Englishman who takes a foreign assignment from a Belgian trading company as a river-boat captain in Africa. Heart of Darkness exposes the dark side ...
Almayer’s Folly is about a poor businessman who dreams of finding a hidden gold mine and becoming very wealthy. Kaspar Almayer is a white European. He agrees to marry a native Malayan captured by Captain Tom Lingard, his employer, believing the marriage will bring him riches even though he has no love for the woman. They have one daughter named Nina. Almayer relocates with his wife to Malaysian where he hopes to build a trading company and find gold mines. His hopeless daydreams of riches an ...
This is the story of a voyage of a sailing ship from Baltimore to Seattle, east-to-west around Cape Horn in the winter. It is set in 1913 and the glory days of “wooden ships and iron men” are long over. The Elsinore is a four-masted iron sailing vessel carrying a cargo of 5000 tons of coal. She has a “bughouse” crew of misfits and incompetents.This book was published in 1915 and some actions of some of the characters seem odd to us today. There is romance, but it is strangely platonic. Two i ...
A one-act play. Eccentric (crazy?) Captain Hagberd has been waiting for years for his son to come home from the sea. He has scrimped and saved, outfitting a house for Harry to inherit upon his return, which will be in only "one day more." He has also planned that Harry will marry Bessie, the repressed maiden next door. Note: The recording was done outside, so there will be some ambient noise (airplanes, lawn mowers, birds, children... etc). (Summary by TriciaG)CastCaptain Hagberd: Rat KingJo ...
LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 047: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members, including stories by Poul Anderson, Aphra Behn, Kate Chopin, Joseph Conrad, Thomas Hardy, Bret Harte, O. Henry, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Franz Kafka, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Lucy Maud Montgomery and Wilbur D. Nesbit.
We talk about stories. An irregular group of readers including Cezary Baraniecki, Laura Davis-Chanin, Nathaniel Hanks and guests. One selected work of fiction is read for a discussion about what is going on in the book. ��We are joined every episode with wonderful guests. *Spoiler ALARM*
A series of interviews with academic experts on a number of great writers. Part of the Great Writers Inspire project.
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Jane Austen, WB Yeats, Chesterton, Shaw... these are personal and intelligent short essays on a selection of great (and great-ish) writers: some well known, and some a bit more obscure to the average reader today. Robert Lynd (1879 – 1949) is best known as a literary essayist and Irish nationalist. He published many essays, all written in an easy, conversational style. Lynd was an essayist after the manner of Charles Lamb, and deserves to be better known. A complete list of his works is avai ...
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Dan McTeague, Senior Petroleum Analyst, Gas Buddy talks about gas prices and the long weekend travel plansBy AM640 / Curiouscast.
Alex Pierson for John Oakley with PC MP Erin O'Toole on the Admiral Mark Norman storyBy AM640 / Curiouscast.
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Joseph Neuberger, GNR Legal Expert – Neuberger and Partners talks about a number of legal cases in the newsBy AM640 / Curiouscast.
Conrad Black, Author, Commentator & Historian talks about his pardon by President Donald TrumpBy AM640 / Curiouscast.
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More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joseph Conrad.
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Ernie Eves, Former Premier of Ontario John Turley, Ewart - Risk management consultant specializing in Capital Markets with extensive experience on Bay and Wall Streets. Peter Tabuns, MPP for Toronto-Danforth and the NDP’s Energy and Climate Change CriticBy AM640 / Curiouscast.
Veterinarian, Dr. Ted Morris talks about Veterinarians lobby to expand pot laws to include petsBy AM640 / Curiouscast.
Ann Cavoukian Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence, Ryerson University and “three-term Privacy Commissioner” talks about San Francisco Bans Use of Facial Recognition Technology by Law Enforcement and WhatsApp the target of a hackBy AM640 / Curiouscast.
Dr. Oren Amitay talks about the medical profession, mental health services, and overall public health in the newsBy AM640 / Curiouscast.
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More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joseph Conrad.
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Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, PC MPP for Vaughan Woodbridge talks about Ontario changes to combat sport rulesBy AM640 / Curiouscast.
Joseph Neuberger, GNR Legal Expert – Neuberger and Partners talks about legal matters in the the newsBy AM640 / Curiouscast.
Phil Soper, Royal Le Page CEO, talks about realtors call for land registry to crack down on money launderingBy AM640 / Curiouscast.
David Shipley, CEO of Beauceron Security, GNR Cybersecurity Expert, Technology Analyst talks about WhatsApp urges users to upgrade after discovering spyware vulnerability: The spyware developed by Israeli cyber intelligence company used infected phone calls to take over the functions of operating systems…
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More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joseph Conrad.
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Mayor of Muskoka Phil Harding talks about the clean up and Ontario putting people first by reviewing flood mitigationBy AM640 / Curiouscast.
Jocelyn Bamford, Vice President, Automatic Coating Limited, Founder, Coalition of Concerned Manufacturers and Businesses of Canada says "After Norman we need to ask what’s happening to our country"By AM640 / Curiouscast.
Mitzi Hunter, Finance Critic for the Ontario Liberal Party, MPP for Scarborough Guildwood talks about Ontario’s foreign buyers tax figures are now a mystery, and the finance minister says he doesn't know whyBy AM640 / Curiouscast.
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More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joseph Conrad.
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joseph Conrad.
Rev Dr Cheri DiNovo, Minister at Trinity St Paul's Centre for Faith Justice and the Arts and former MPP for Parkdale High Park John Capobianco, Senior VP, senior partner and national practice lead for public affairs in Fleishman-Willard’s Toronto office, Michael Giles, “Michael Giles has been in government for 30 years and currently Chief of St ...…
Donna Skelly, MPP for Flamborough—Glanbrook and Parliamentary Assistant to Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade talks about Canada's biggest one-month jobs gain since 1976By AM640 / Curiouscast.
Conrad Black, Author, Commentator & Historian talks about China, Trudeau and trade and the economyBy AM640 / Curiouscast.
Marit Stiles, NDP Education critic, MPP Davenport talks about MPP Oosterhoff regarding pro-life activists and seniors protesting library service cutsBy AM640 / Curiouscast.
Mayor John Tory talks about city budget cuts and an LA visit to bringing more film business to TorontoBy AM640 / Curiouscast.
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Daily Quote Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. (Franz Kafka) Poem of the Day Sea Fever (John Masefield) Beauty of Words My Mother’s Bracelet (Peg Kehret)
David Wills, Senior Vice President of Media Profile, a leading Toronto Public Relations Agency Joe Mihevc, Former City Councillor and currently Lecturer at University of Toronto Scarborough Campus in urban studies Michael Diamond, campaign strategist and political commentator, UPSTREAM Strategy Group…
Lisa Raitt, Deputy Leader, P.C., M.P. for Milton talks about the prosecution of Mark Norman is being over, but questions the affair raised remainBy AM640 / Curiouscast.
Anthony Furey, Sun papers national columnist talks headline newsBy AM640 / Curiouscast.
Christin Carmichael Greb, former Toronto City Councillor and former board member says there is lots of fat at Toronto Public Health and describes TPH as a left-wing cash cow; where pet projects are rampant and accountability is non-existent.By AM640 / Curiouscast.
Minister Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General talks about the Ontario Investing in Mental Health to Improve Community Safety and Support Frontline WorkersBy AM640 / Curiouscast.
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