The Resource Victory, (electronic resource)

Victory, (electronic resource)

Label
Victory
Title
Victory
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Conrad ; edited with an introduction and notes by Mara Kalnins
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The world is a bad dog. It will bite you if you give it a chance," maintains Axel Heyst, a Swedish drifter in the Pacific islands. Heyst's attempt to remain aloof from the rest of humanity is challenged by his compassion for Lena, a destitute orchestra girl. Defying Lena's abusive boss, the two flee to an isolated paradise. But the vengeful employer sets a trio of miscreants on the lovers' trail, leading Heyst's growing moral courage to a deadly reckoning. First published in 1915, Victory is Conrad's last great novel. Its central question, whether a man of moral sensitivity can function in a corrupt and derelict world, is treated with the author's fundamental pessimism and with faith in the possibility of redemption. The tale abounds in elements characteristic of the great storyteller's later work: an exotic setting, richly and powerfully evoked; muscular prose; complex characterization; and a compelling examination of the human capacity for good and evil
Member of
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
Midwest
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1857-1924
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conrad, Joseph
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Good and evil
  • Electronic books
  • Malay Archipelago
  • Indonesia
  • Europeans
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Women musicians
  • Abused women
  • Islands
  • Revenge
  • Psychological fiction
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an island tale
Label
Victory, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11895883
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11895883
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11895883
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11895883
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Victory, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11895883
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11895883
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11895883
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11895883
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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