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Victory by Joseph Conrad with a cover by Edward Gorey

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BOOK INFO -

Victory by Joseph Conrad. Cover by Edward Gorey.

A Doubleday Anchor Book published in 1957.

Softcover.

SIZE -

340 pages / 4.15 x 7.1 x .75 inches / 10.5 x 18 x 1.8 centimeters

CONDITION -

Please see the images above for an accurate representation of what the book looks like (& ignore the blue-tinted photos - I need to retake those sometime soon), but...

The cover has discolored with age - especially the spine. Wear around the edges. Name written on first page. Underlining in pencil throughout.

ON THE BACK COVER -

More than any of his other novels, Victory reveals Joseph Conrad's characteristic sense of the isolated consciousness. As in Lord Jim and Outcast of the Islands, he focuses on a man whose solitary life on an island in the South Seas reflects his spiritual position. A profound skeptic, Axel Heyst lives on Samburan, out of everyone's way, his most frequent visitors the shadows of clouds, his nearest neighbor a smoking volcano whose dull red glow illuminated the northern horizon. His aloofness mystifies some and angers others, but no one invades either his island or his moral self-sufficiency. Then he brings Lena to Samburan and suddenly finds himself caught in the world from which he tries to rescue her--a world represented by the lecherous hotelkeeper Schomberg and the two criminals, Jones and Ricardo. Heyst's dramatic story is one of a man who moves from isolation to complete involvement--his victory, though an ironic one, is a victory over life.

Victory by Joseph Conrad with a cover by Edward Gorey

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
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