eBook Lord Jim epub

by Jacques Berthoud,Joseph Conrad

eBook Lord Jim epub
  • ISBN: 0460876651
  • Author: Jacques Berthoud,Joseph Conrad
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Classics
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ); New Ed edition (September 1, 2000)
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • ePUB size: 1337 kb
  • FB2 size 1512 kb
  • Formats mobi txt lit azw


The book is swollen with Conrad's dour view of class conflict, colonialism, oligarchy, political fanaticism and the brutality of rich and poor alike.

The book is swollen with Conrad's dour view of class conflict, colonialism, oligarchy, political fanaticism and the brutality of rich and poor alike. To mention the major turnabout in the story would be to spoil it for unfamiliar readers, but suffice to say there is a deep-seated morality to punishes the guilty and destroys the lives of their abettors.

Except in the United States of America, this book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold, hired out, or otherwise circulated without the publisher's prior consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition including this condition.

Lord Jim was first published in Blackwood's Magazine, in fourteen instalments between October 1899 and November 1900.

Berthoud, Jacques, Conrad: The Major Phase (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978). Gordan, John . Joseph Conrad: The Making of a Novelist (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1941). Guerard, Albert . Conrad the Novelist (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1958). Lord Jim was first published in Blackwood's Magazine, in fourteen instalments between October 1899 and November 1900.

Most of Lord Jim consists of a monologue that Marlow delivers while sitting on a verandah with a group of acquaintances

Most of Lord Jim consists of a monologue that Marlow delivers while sitting on a verandah with a group of acquaintances. He tells the story of a man wracked with guilt over an unfortunate event he was involved in. The tale is related in a non-linear manner; rather, it follows the caprices of memory and emotion. Within Marlow's monologue, the speaker also reproduces the speech of other narrators who filled in the gaps of the story of Lord Jim, so that the reader often finds a voice within Marlow’s voice within Conrad’s voice.

See if your friends have read any of Jacques Berthoud's books. Jacques Berthoud’s Followers. None yet. Jacques Berthoud. Jacques Berthoud’s books. Jewish Themes in English and Polish Culture.

More books by Joseph Conrad. Jim takes up a career as a young officer in the merchant marine, after a course of 'light holiday literature', believing he is destined to shine heroically. He begins to live in a world of his own delusions as to his abilities and bravery. He is tested and fails, abandoning the Patna on which he is first mate along with the rest of the disreputable crew, leaving the hundreds of Muslim pilgrims on board to their almost certain fate. The ship does not sink and is rescued and Jim later faces complete shame and the loss of his license and rank.

Lord Jim is one of the most profound and rewarding psychological novels in English. Set in the context of social change and colonial expansion in late Victorian England, it embodies in Jim the values and the turmoil of a fading empire.

Lord Jim tells the story of a young, idealistic Englishman - 'as unflinching as a hero in a book' .

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 blighted: an isolated scandal assumes horrifying proportions. An older man, Marlow, befriends Jim, and helps to establish him in Patusan, a remote Malay settlement.

Lord Jim is a book about courage and cowardice, self-knowledge and personal growth. It is one of the most profound and rewarding psychological novels in English

Lord Jim is a book about courage and cowardice, self-knowledge and personal growth. It is one of the most profound and rewarding psychological novels in English. Set in the context of social change and colonial expansion in late Victorian England, it embodies in Jim the values and turmoil of a fading empire. Kieli: Englanti Kategoria: Klassikot Kääntäjä: Lisätietoa e-kirjasta

Comments: (7)
Longitude Temporary
Lord Jim has been analysed, reviewed, deconstructed, discussed or explained thousands of times over the last 120 years since publication. I have little little to add to that.

I first read it as assigned reading. Either late high school or early college -I don’t recall which. I found the style tedious. It had been “sold” as an adventure story I was sure to enjoy but I was just glad to be done with it when I finally put away it down. Now, five decades later it is a completely different book. The long descriptive passages paint irresistible pictures in the mind. Jim’s character still hold mysteries but ones I get my head around. On reaching the end instead of putting it down with relief I found myself starring off in to the distance for half an hour. Days later I catch myself wondering about Jim. I can’t say I now know the meaning of the thing, but there is something. . .
SARAND
Joseph Conrad was one of the best English writers in the late 1800s and early 1900s. His take on the self assigned class of privilege abused by the Europeans at that time is spot on. His description of Jim as a person not able to accept his own imperfections and his self imposed banishment draws the reader to inspect their own values. Bring your dictionary because Conrad's use of the English language of that period is amazing for someone that was not fluent in the language until his mid - twenties. Even though I read the novel in high school (six decades ago) it was like reading something new. In my opinion it takes a mature mind to grasp the intricate nature of the story. I read it with a group and we were provoked into hours of discussion. Hooray for another classical writer of the past century. Refreshing enough to make many of the current writers seem like school children. I am now trapped into reading Conrad's other works.
Dominator
Lord Jim is one of the few books that one finds it necessary to reread at least every decade or so. I suppose most of us are introduced to the classic Marlow-narrated books when one is quite young. And one feels the same sort of deep ambiguity in reading the novella Youth, the longer Heart of Darkness and the even longer Lord Jim. - Also, one has perhaps begun to doubt the greatness of a writer whose THIRD language was English. - Let it be said: It is always reaffirmed. The "unreliable narrator" ambiguity herein is the subject of many a dissertation. I'm not covering it here because there is always - it has always struck me - a deeper ambiguity. With whom does the reader identify? Which character captures his/her imagination? It has become almost a truism that one comes to identify with the older Marlow as one ages rather than be captivated by the subjects of his stories: the younger Marlow in Youth, the mad Kurtz or the idealistic Jim. The catch lies, of course, in the fact that this older narrator is himself captivated by his younger doppelganger, in some form. I suppose one might dub it the transitive property of narration. That is to say, you perhaps identify with Marlow now, but Marlow is fascinated with "X", ergo, you are still fascinated with "X," only removed, like Marlowe, by your own life experience.

Right. Why is Marlowe, why does the reader become so fascinated with Jim? I think primarily because, as Marlow continually intones throughout the book: "I only knew that he was one of us." - Meaning many things, but primarily for the reader, that his soul is a noble tabula rasa embarking on life before experience and defeat have crippled his idealism. It's not as simple as the question of "lost illusions" - for one thing Jim never loses his - It's more the question of whether they are illusions in the first place. As Stein (my personal favourite character herein) says:

"A man that is born falls into a dream like a man that falls into the sea."

The novel is ultimately asking us what, if anything, is real. Marlow says of his last visit to Jim on Patusa:

"It was a strange and melancholy illusion, evolved half-consciously like all our illusions, which I suspect only to be visions of some remote unattainable truth, seen dimly."

The power of Conrad's writing is nowhere more apparent than when in posing this question:

"It is when we try to grapple with another man's intimate need that we perceive how incomprehensible, wavering, and misty are the beings that share with us the sight of the stars and the warmth of the sun. It is as if loneliness were a hard and absolute condition of existence; the envelope of flesh and blood on which our eyes are fixed melts before the outstretched hand, and there remains only the capricious, unconsolable, and elusive spirit that no eye can follow, no hand can grasp."

As we stretch out the tendrils of our imagination towards Jim and Marlowe throughout the book, we, like them, are continually dogged by, well, life. Conrad doesn't proffer any answers to the complex issues to which the book gives rise. As Marlow addresses the auditors of his story:

"You may be able to tell better, since the proverb has it that the onlookers see most of the game."

In other words, the reader must find his or her own way on the high narrative seas. But it would be disingenuous of me not to reveal what kept coming back to this reader, as it does to Marlow - Those words of Stein:

"Ah! He was romantic, romantic."
Peles
I read this novel because my son was reading it in his English lit class. It is an excellent literary work that is understandable both on the story telling level as well as the thematic level. Jim's story is suspenseful and surprising at times. The soul of his character is profoundly touching. "He is one of us," and we are Jim. How do we face up to our failures and faults when at the beginning of life we are so sure that we are one kind of person only to discover by "accidental" circumstances that we aren't that person at all, no matter how much we want to be. But, in discovering who we really are life gives us another, perhaps many more, chance(s) to become who we want to be. But even then we fall short because, after all we're only human!
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