An Island Tale

Book - 2015
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Penguin Putnam
One of the most powerful and psychologically compelling novels from Joseph Conrad, author of Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness

Axel Heyst, a dreamer and a restless drifter, believes he can avoid suffering by cutting himself off from others. Then he becomes involved in the operation of a coal company on a remote island in the Malay Archipelago, and when it fails he turns his back on humanity once more. But his life alters when he rescues a young English girl, Lena, from Zangiacomo's Ladies' Orchestra and the evil innkeeper Schomberg, taking her to his island retreat. The affair between Heyst and Lena begins with her release, but the relationship shifts as Lena struggles to save Heyst from detachment and isolation.

Featuring arguably the most interesting hero created by Conrad, Victory is both a compelling tale of adventure and a perceptive study of the power of love.

Publisher: London :, Penguin Classics,, 2015
ISBN: 9780241189658
Characteristics: 414 pages ; 20 cm


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I just checked this out of the MAG branch and someone used INK to mark passages. Who does this and why do they think it's okay? Hopefully SPL has another copy because it is too distracting to read as is. SAD PANDA!

Oct 16, 2011

"Even the simian Pedro was out of sight, crouching on the doorstep, his red little eyes fastened with animal-like devotion on Mr. Jones, who was in discourse with Heyst in the other bungalow--the conversation of an evil spectre with a disarmed man, watched by an ape."


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