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Youth: A Narrative and Two Other Stories

by CONRAD, Joseph

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SIGNED,Inscribed and dated by Conrad on a tipped in sheet. First edition. 8vo. (vi), 375 pages with 32 pp. (ads, dated 10/02). Inscribed and dated by Conrad on tipped-in sheet at front, "Yours faithfully Joseph Conrad 1921." Publisher's green cloth, stamped in black and in gilt, spine and extremities darkened, boards lightly faded; scattered soiling to boards, spine ends lightly frayed; all edges gilt; book-plate of Samuel Heiman on front paste-down; scattered minor spotting to text. A handsome first edition of Conrad's most important collection of stories, featuring the first book-form appearance of his masterpiece, "Heart of Darkness." Also featuring the stories "Youth" and "The End of the Tether," all three having previously appeared in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. Book #vC2345. $8000. We specialize in Rare Ayn Rand, history, and science.


Conrad's aim was 'by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel . . . before all, to make you see' Heart of Darkness, his exploration of European colonialism in Africa and of elusive human values, embodies more profoundly than almost any other modern fiction the difficulty of 'seeing', its relativity and shifting compromise. Portraying a young man's first sea-voyage to the East in Youth, an unenlightened maturity in Heart of Darkness, and the blind old age of Captain Whalley in The End of the Tether, the stories in this volume are united in their theme - the 'Ages of Man' - and in their scepticism. Conrad's vision has influenced twentieth-century writers and artists from T. S. Eliot to Jorge Luis Borges and Werner Herzog, and continues to draw critical fire. In his stimulating introduction John Lyon discusses the links between these three stories, the critiques of Chinua Achebe and Edward Said, and the ebb and flow of Conrad's magnificent narrative art.


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Youth: A Narrative and Two Other Stories
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