Drawing on events from his own life, Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier resonates with themes of love and betrayal that are as relevant in modern times as they were when the novel was published in 1915. The Good Soldier is ranked on Modern Library’s 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century, and has been adapted for television and radio.
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Central to Conrad's work is the idea that there is little difference between so-called civilized people and those described as savages; Heart of Darkness raises important questions about imperialism and racism.
Originally published as a three-part serial story in Blackwood's Magazine, the novella Heart of Darkness has been variously published and translated into many languages. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Heart of Darkness as the sixty-seventh of the hundred best novels in English of the twentieth century.
For a dozen years, the foursome cultivated and maintained a friendship reinforced with yearly meetings at a fashionable German health resort, which Dowell visited with his "ailing" wife and the Asburnhams traveled to because of Edward's "heart problems." Their marriages seemed exemplary studies of permanence, stability, and tranquility. That is, until the day Dowell learned that for the previous nine years his wife had been the mistress of his friend Captain Ashburnham, the apparently honorable "good soldier."
A provocative study of deception and betrayal and of convention and desire, The Good Soldier was also formally innovative. Along with Ford's Parade's End tetralogy, this powerful novel — first published in 1915 — has earned him a reputation as one of the major writers of the 20th century.
So begins Julian Mitchell’s stage adaptation of Ford Madox Ford’s classic novel, The Good Soldier, a tale of deceit, delusion, and disintegrating marriage in pre-war Britain. Two seemingly upstanding couples find their friendships enveloped by scandal and tragedy, as the façade of wealth and privilege falls away and details of their indiscretions emerge.
A fascinating new stage adaptation from an award-winning writer.
Kat Howard—intelligent, beautiful, naively outspoken, and passionately idealistic—catches the eye of Henry VIII and improbably becomes his fifth wife. A teenager who has grown up far from court, she is wholly unused to the corruption and intrigue that now surround her. It is a time of great upheaval, as unscrupulous courtiers maneuver for power while religious fanatics—both Protestant and Catholic—fight bitterly for their competing beliefs. Soon Katharine is drawn into a perilous showdown with Thomas Cromwell, the much-feared Lord Privy Seal, as her growing influence over the King begins to threaten too many powerful interests. Originally published in three parts (The Fifth Queen, Privy Seal, and The Fifth Queen Crowned), Ford’s novel serves up both a breathtakingly visual evocation of the Tudor world and a timeless portrayal of the insidious operations of power and fear in any era.
An early and primary event is the abandonment of a ship in distress by its crew including the young British seaman Jim. He is publicly censured for this action and the novel follows his later attempts at coming to terms with his past.
In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Lord Jim 85th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
The novel details the undoing of Peter Willems, a disreputable, immoral man who, on the run from a scandal in Makassar, finds refuge in a hidden native village, only to betray his benefactors over lust for the tribal chief's daughter. The story features Conrad's recurring character Tom Lingard, who also appears in Almayer's Folly (1895) and The Rescue (1920), in addition to sharing other characters with those novels. It is considered to be underrated as a work of literature for many. Conrad romanticizes the jungle environment and its inhabitants in a similar style to his "Heart of Darkness".
This novel was adapted for the screen in 1951 by director Carol Reed, featuring Trevor Howard as Willems, Ralph Richardson as Lingard, Robert Morley, and Wendy Hiller.
The work was quoted in T. S. Eliot's The Hollow Men ('Life is very long.').
This book was written in 1896, following a journey that Conrad himself had taken from Bombay to London.
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This carefully crafted ebook: "Das Herz der Finsternis / Heart of Darkness - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-Englisch) / Bilingual edition (German-English)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This bilingual edition helps the reader to understand and to interpret Joseph Conrad better, is practical for looking up text passages and very useful for learning and teaching German / English language through classic literature.
- Herz der Finsternis ist eine Erzählung aus dem Jahre 1899 von Joseph Conrad.
Zur Inhalt: Auf der nächtlich an der Themsemündung in Gravesend stillliegenden Seeyacht Nellie erzählt der ehemalige Seemann Marlow seinen vier Freunden, die das Band der See eint, eine Episode aus seinem Leben. Er beschreibt seine Sehnsucht, die letzten weißen Flecken des Globus kennenzulernen, und wie sie nach einigen Mühen dazu führte, dass er Flusskapitän wurde.
Heart of Darkness is a short novel by Joseph Conrad, published in 1899.
Plot: Aboard the Nellie, anchored in the River Thames near Gravesend, England, Charles Marlow tells his fellow sailors about the events that led to his appointment as captain of a river-steamboat for an ivory trading company. He describes his passage on ships to the wilderness to the Company's station down the Congo River in Central Africa.
The novel deals broadly with anarchism, espionage and terrorism. It also deals with exploitation of the vulnerable, particularly in Verloc's relationship with his brother-in-law Stevie, who has an intellectual disability.
The Secret Agent was ranked the 46th best novel of the 20th century by Modern Library.
Because of its terrorism theme, it was noted as "one of the three works of literature most cited in the American media" two weeks after the September 11 attacks.
In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Nostromo 47th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. F. Scott Fitzgerald said, "I'd rather have written Nostromo than any other novel."
The Broadview edition features the text of the first edition of the novel published by John Lane and The Bodley Head in 1915. It also includes: other writings by Ford Madox Ford (“On Heaven,” excerpts from Henry James: A Critical Study, “On Impressionism,” and “Techniques”); contemporary reviews; and Ezra Pound’s obituary of Ford Madox Ford.
This novel is considered to be one of Conrad's major works and is close in subject matter to The Secret Agent. It is full of cynicism and conflict about the historical failures of revolutionary movements and ideals. Conrad remarks in this book, as well as others, on the irrationality of life, the opacity of character, the unfairness with which suffering is inflicted upon the innocent and poor, and the careless disregard for the lives of those with whom we share existence.
The book's first audience read it after the failed Russian Revolution of 1905. A second audience read it after the Russian Revolutions of 1917, which changed the reader's perception of the author's insight.
Writing to Edward Garnett in 1911, Conrad said « ...in this book I am concerned with nothing but ideas, to the exclusion of everything else ».
'Who could tell what forms, what visions, what faces, what forgiveness he could see in the glow of the west!'
Jim is a well-bred young romantic who takes to the seas with hopes of adventure and the aspiration to prove his mettle. When the boat he sails in threatens to sink, Jim abandons ship in fear in order to save himself, leaving the other passengers to their fate. However, the ship does not sink and guilt-ridden Jim admits to the maritime court of inquiry that he deserted the boat and is consequently stripped of his sailing papers. Blighted by his own cowardice, Jim's subsequent self-exile to a remote Malaysian trading post gives Conrad the opportunity to explore the question of moral identity and through his hero, he embodies the values and deterioration of the declining empire of late Victorian Britain. With its rich descriptions of an unknown, exotic world and beautifully constructed prose, Lord Jim is considered one of Conrad's greatest works.
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Ford's life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other works
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* ALL 20 novels published before 1923 – most complete American edition possible, with many rare works appearing for the first time in digital print
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Includes Ford’s children’s books, appearing for the first time in digital print
* Ford’s collected poetry, with individual contents table
* Even includes Ford's first literary success – the non-fiction study of his beloved city THE SOUL OF LONDON
* Features Ford’s memoir ANCIENT LIGHTS, charting his literary beginnings in his grandfather’s Pre-Raphaelite circle
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
Please note: due to US copyright laws, eleven later novels cannot appear in this volume. However, once they enter the US public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free upgrade for all of our customers.
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The Children’s Fiction
THE BROWN OWL
THE QUEEN WHO FLEW
THE SHIFTING OF THE FIRE
THE FIFTH QUEEN
THE PRIVY SEAL
AN ENGLISH GIRL
THE FIFTH QUEEN CROWNED
THE ‘HALF MOON’
THE SIMPLE LIFE LIMITED
LADIES WHOSE BRIGHT EYES
THE NEW HUMPTY-DUMPTY
THE YOUNG LOVELL
THE GOOD SOLDIER
THE MARSDEN CASE
THE COLLECTED POEMS
THE SOUL OF LONDON
THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY
ROSSETTI: A CRITICAL ESSAY ON HIS ART
THE SPIRIT OF THE PEOPLE
HENRY JAMES: A CRITICAL STUDY
JOSEPH CONRAD: A PERSONAL REMEMBRANCE
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Esta obra adelanta, en cierto modo, la temática de «El corazón de las tinieblas»: dos hombres blancos viven cómodamente en un puesto comercial en el interior del África colonizada, hasta que la naturaleza y la vida se despliegan frente a ellos con todo su horror.
La mejor novela corta de uno de los maestros del género, ahora en una nueva traducción.