What Do I Read Next?
Muhummad Asad's The Road to Mecca (2001) is a book about the author's journey through the Islamic world. The book discusses four different aspects about the journey: geographical, historical, linguistic, and spiritual.
Almayer's Folly, Conrad's first novel, originally published in 1895, depicts a trader in the South Seas who becomes mired in the Malaysian environment through his business and his marriage and cannot leave to go back to Europe, as he wishes to. This book critiques the colonialism that was prevalent in Conrad's day.
Conrad's Heart of Darkness, originally published in 1899, details Marlow's journey into the Congo to find a man who has gone mad and is hiding out in the jungle. The book inspired the famous movie Apocalypse Now, which set Conrad's story in Vietnam.
Conrad's Typhoon, originally published in 1902, is a story about a man who spends his life at sea, writing monthly letters home to his uncaring wife. When he and his crew face a storm like no other, Conrad illustrates how different men react in crisis situations. The last part of the story is told by the letters that the captain and crew have written to their significant others.
Conrad's Under Western Eyes,/i>, originally pub-lished in 1911, takes place in Russia, where a philosophy student gets caught up with a group of political refugees who plot a murder. His conscience causes him to confess to the police and then to tell his friends what he has done, even though he endangers his life by doing so.
Conrad's Victory: An Island Tale , originally published in 1915, is a story about a man who lives in isolation in the South Pacific. He has a chance meeting with an English girl who is part of a touring orchestra group, rescues her...
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