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Lord Jim

Lord Jim by  Joseph  [1st US ed.] Conrad - 1st edition - 1900 - from civilizingbooks (SKU: 550FIDJ-0690)

Lord Jim

by Conrad, Joseph [1st US ed.]

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Doubleday, Page & Company, NY, 1900. 1st US edition. Hardcover. Fine. "Celebrated by many critics as one of the greatest English-language novels of the twentieth century, 'Lord Jim' tells the story of a British seaman tried for dereliction of duty. Coming into the graces of a sympathetic sea captain, Jim escapes his checkered past on a remote island with several despondent native populations. Winning the love and respect of the disenfranchised locals, Jim discovers that second chances often come with opportunities for sacrifice and redemption." [Pub. Info] Author of stories and novels that are often nautical (He had served as a merchant marine) and an often anti-heroic character. 'Lord Jim' is a two-part novel told from a varity of perspectives not always chronologically. Altogether a Fine copy with a protective mylar cover. Scarce in this fine condition. 1ST US EDITION.


Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim follows the events that determine the fate of Jim, a young British seaman. Jim becomes first mate on the Patna, a ship full of pilgrims travelling to Mecca for the hajj. When the ship begins taking in water and disaster is sure to follow, Jim joins his captain and other crewmembers in abandoning the ship and its passengers. The crew is saved by a French ship a few days later and soon learns that the Patna and its passengers were also rescued. The crew’s reprehensible actions are exposed. As a trial ensues, Jim must come to terms with his past. Enter Marlow, sea captain and narrator of Lord Jim as well as three of Conrad’s other works (Heart of Darkness, Youth, and Chance). In spite of Jim’s moral unsoundness, Marlow befriends him during the trial and learns the full story of the Patna, which he relates to the reader. The primary event of Lord Jim may have been based in part on an actual abandonment of a ship. On July 17, 1880, S.S. Jeddah sailed for Penang and Jeddah from Singapore with 778 men, 147 women, and 67 children on board. When the vessel began to leak, the crew abandoned the passengers, who were also travelling to Mecca for the hajj. On August 8, 1880, a French steamship found Jeddah, rescuing all of the pilgrims. An official inquiry followed, as it does in the novel. Lord Jim is ranked 85th on Modern Library’s “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century. The novel has been adapted for film twice: Lord Jim (1925), directed by Victor Fleming, and Lord Jim (1965), directed by Richard Brooks and starring Peter O'Toole.  

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Lord Jim
Conrad, Joseph [1st US ed.]
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Polish/British, 19th and 20th century, novelist, short stories, pschological realism, modernism.
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