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The Resource Victory : an island tale, Joseph Conrad; edited with an introduction and notes by Mara Kalnins

Victory : an island tale, Joseph Conrad; edited with an introduction and notes by Mara Kalnins

Label
Victory : an island tale
Title
Victory
Title remainder
an island tale
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Conrad; edited with an introduction and notes by Mara Kalnins
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Victory, don't forget, has come out of my innermost self.' Victory was the last of Conrad's novels to be set in the Malay Archipelago. Sub-titled 'An Island Tale', it tells the story of Axel Heyst who, damaged by his dead father's nihilistic philosophy, has retreated from the world of commerce and colonial exploration to live alone on the island of Samburan. But Heyst's solitary existence ends when he rescues an English girl from her rapacious patron and takes her off to his retreat. She in turn recalls him to love and life, until the world breaks in on them once more with tragic consequences. In this love story Conrad created two of his psychologically most complex and compelling characters in a narrative of great erotic power. This new edition uses the English first edition text and has a new chronology and bibliography
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Summary
Skeptic Axel Heyst, a Swedish baron, attempts to remain detached from the people and events surrounding his life on a South Seas island, but his rescue of a young English girl from an exploitive innkeeper draws him out of his isolation. Movie tie in. 17,500 first printing
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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021258
Cataloging source
EQO
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1857-1924
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Conrad, Joseph
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6005.O4
LC item number
V5 2009
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Kalnins, Mara
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True
Series statement
Oxford world's classics
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  • Good and evil
  • Malay Archipelago
  • Good and evil
  • Asia
Target audience
adult
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an island tale
Label
Victory : an island tale, Joseph Conrad; edited with an introduction and notes by Mara Kalnins
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical referenc.es (p. [xliii]-xlvii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn428362865
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
lv, 333 p.
Isbn
9780199554058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)428362865
Label
Victory : an island tale, Joseph Conrad; edited with an introduction and notes by Mara Kalnins
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical referenc.es (p. [xliii]-xlvii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn428362865
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
lv, 333 p.
Isbn
9780199554058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)428362865

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