'A sudden passion of anxious impatience rushed through my veins and gave me such a sense of the intensity of existence as I have never felt before or since.' link title to catalogue entry](exact date?)Written in 1915, The Shadow-Line is based upon events and experiences from twenty-seven years earlier to which Conrad returned obsessively in his fiction. A young sea captain's first command brings with it a succession of crises: his sea is becalmed, the crew laid low by fever, and his deranged first mate is convinced that the ship is haunted by the malignant spirit of a previous captain. This is indeed a work full of 'sudden passions', in which Conrad is able to show how the full intensity of existence can be experienced by the man who, in the words of the older Captain Giles, is prepared to 'stand up to his bad luck, to his mistakes, to his conscience'. A subtle and penetrating analysis of the nature of manhood, The Shadow-Line investigates varieties of masculinity and desire in a subtext that counterpoints the tale's seemingly conventional surface.
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The Shadow Line A 1917 Novella by Joseph Conrad A young man has taken a captaincy in the Orient in this 1917 novella, often cited as a metaphor for World War I. The novel has a strong supernatural influence, including the 'ghost' of the previous captain potentially cursing the ship, and the madness of first mate. The “shadow line” of the title represents his move to a new career, but the “confession” subtitle refers to the retrospective nature of Conrad’s work. The ironic construction contrasts the young captain – never named – with the wisdom, experience and maturity of others. Captain Giles and the ship's 'factotum' Ransome are used to emphasise strengths and weaknesses of the protagonist.Product Description:
The Shadow Line is a novel by Joseph Conrad, one of his later works, being published in 1917. The story depicts the development of a young man upon taking a boat captaincy in the Orient, with the shadow-line of the title representing the threshold of this development.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1986. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Shadow Line: A Confession (Classics) This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780140432718
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1986. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Shadow Line: A Confession (Classics) This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780140432718
Book Description Penguin UK, 1986. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP90057725
Book Description Penguin UK. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2726479605
Book Description Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First printing of this edition. First printing of this mass market paperback edition - a Penguin Classic. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Jacques Berthoud. A clean, unmarked copy in printed wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # 92247
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000138779
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000197262
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 27.02.1986., 1986. 160 Seiten Das Papier ist ganz leicht nachgedunkelt, ansonsten ist das Buch in einem sehr guten Zustand. Aus dem Klappentext: "The ship, this ship, our ship, the ship we serve, is the moral symbol of our life" Joseph Conrad Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 41 17,8 x 11,0 x 1,4 cm, Taschenbuch. Bookseller Inventory # 9170
Book Description Penguin, 1986, Penguin Classics series, , 1986. paperback, page edges slightly browned, text clean and tight, no inscriptions, Very Good condition. ISBN: 014043271X. Bookseller Inventory # 920157