Little Black Classics
Set in a desolate English port, Conrad's spare, savage turn-of-the-century story of lives haunted by the sea.
'It was as if the sea, breaking down the wall protecting all the homes of the town, had sent a wave over her head'
One of Conrad's most powerful, gripping stories
Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.