VINTAGE VOYAGES: A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind
Vintage Heroes & Villains: A lineup of literature's most dastardly, devilish and daring characters
The crew aboard a ramshackle steamer faces a treacherous storm in this gripping tale, inspired by Conrad's own time at sea.
Part of a major series of new editions of Conrad's most famous works in Penguin Classics, this volume contains a chronology, further reading, notes, glossaries and an introduction discussing the background, themes and narrative technique of each story.
'The mind of man is capable of anything - because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future. What was there after all? Joy, fear, sorrow, devotion, rage - who can tell? - but truth - truth stripped of its cloak of time. Let the fool gape and shudder - the man knows, and can look on without a wink'
Marlow, a ferry-boat captain on foreign assignment in the Congo, searches for the legendary and feared Mr. Kurtz, unprepared for what he will find.
THE ART OF THE NOVELLA SERIES
An Island Tale
Heart of Darkness and Selections from The Congo Diary
Conrad's last great novel, featuring one of his most fascinating heroes, Victory is a psychological thriller, a tragic romance and a commentary on the lies that we tell ourselves.