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Lord Jim (Oxford World’s Classics)

Lord Jim Oxford World s Classics To the white men in the waterside business and to the captain of ships he was just Jim nothing He had of course another name but he was anxious that it should not be pronounced Lord Jim tells the s

  • Title: Lord Jim (Oxford World’s Classics)
  • Author: Joseph Conrad
  • ISBN: 0199536023
  • Page: 303
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  • To the white men in the waterside business and to the captain of ships he was just Jim nothing He had, of course, another name, but he was anxious that it should not be pronounced 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 There he achieves a kind of peace, but his courage is put to the test once 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 In his introduction and notes to this new edition Jacques Berthoud explores the social and cultural dynamics that inform the novel ABOUT THE SERIES For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much .

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    1. Magnifica novela que retrata perfectamente las tribulaciones y contradicciones del genero humano.Mis cuatro estrellas aun siendo una edicion muy limitada con una traduccion un tanto sui generis, incomprensible en muchos tramos de la narracion, que hace dificil, en muchos casos, una lectura mas fluida.


    2. Empec a leerlo en ingl s Pensaba que no me estaba gustando por la barrera del idioma y lo empec en castellano Me result igualmente aburrrido.Es el segundo libro que no termino El anterior fue el Ulyses de Joyce


    3. Con su peculiar uso del lenguaje, Conrad nos narra las vicisitudes de Jim, un joven marino que es acusado de abandonar un barco que se hunde Al dejar de lado su responsabilidad como tripulante, se deber enfrentar a un juicioy a su propia conciencia.Situado en el pac fico sur, el exotismo, y la dura vida de los mercenarios de la marina mercantil del siglo XIX forman el lienzo en el que Conrad nos pinta temas m s profundos la culpabilidad, la cobard a, la remota posibilidad de la redenci n, la fid [...]


    4. One of the highlighted reviewers of this book titled his review Guilt and Redemption While I find not much fault with the review, well done actually, the title is wrong, if only by a slim margin.The book is not about guilt at all, but about shame.So let s say Shame and Redemption.This is Marlow s Third After Heart of Darkness and Youth, Lord Jim should have become a third long story about Conrad s alter ego s experiences The Congo, the Indian Ocean, and then the Arab Sea were the locations, but [...]


    5. Conrad did not merely write about his age fed from his experiences of life, he wrote with an extraordinary insight into the very heart of us all he seems to understand those fears that haunt everyone in a way that exposes the inner sole of humankind We all have made mistakes and are capable of making many , sometimes merely to hide or at least attempt to hide a prior transgression, this is the genius of Conrad the recognition that a mistake does not and must not necessarily define the person It [...]


    6. Reading Lord Jim I was struck by how similar it was in many ways to Dostoevsky s Conrad published Lord Jim as a serial that straddled the beginning of the 20th century, and seemed to be hellbent on experimenting with form and style The fractured narrative is buried in letters, conversations, remembered stories, etc Conrad s style made me think of modernism swallowing a romantic tale It was like being eaten by a novel by Dostoevesky I loved it.It also reminded me of Pynchon s classic problem Most [...]


    7. I re read this book after many years It is surprising how well it is written and still up to date Also it describes the trauma of Jim after abandoning his ship and leaving 800 pilgrims to their own devices In the end after his escape the world catches up with Jim I loved re reading this great adventure story Warmly recommended


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