by Joseph Conrad
And the absurdity of the episode concerns only me, my enemy Falk, and my friend Hermann.
And the absurdity of the episode concerns only me, my enemy Falk, and my friend Hermann. There seemed to be something like peculiar emphasis on the words "My friend Hermann," which caused one of us (for we had just been speaking of heroism at sea) to say idly and nonchalantly: "And was this Hermann a hero?"
Several of us, all more or less connected with the sea, were dining in a small river-hostelry not more than thirty miles from London, and less than twenty from that shallow and dangerous puddle to which our coasting men give the grandiose name of "Ger- man Ocean.
For those who did not like Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, don't let it stop you from reading Falk.
Joseph Conrad was a Polish novelist, writing in English, while living in England. He became a naturalized British subject in 1886. He wrote stories and novels, predominantly with a nautical setting, that depicted the heroism of faith before the imperatives of duty, social responsibility and honor.
A chronological list of Joseph Conrad's works. Almayer's Folly 1895. An Outcast of the Islands 1896. The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' 1897. Heart of Darkness 1899. The Secret Agent 1907
A chronological list of Joseph Conrad's works. The Secret Agent 1907. Under Western Eyes 1911. The Shadow Line 1917. The Arrow of Gold 1919. The Rescue 1920 (begun 1890s). Suspense 1925 (unfinished, published posthumously). Tales of Unrest 1898 (TU). Youth and Two Other Stories 1902 (Y).
Joseph Conrad's Falk: A Reminiscence is a humorous engaging and sometimes horrifying tale of old salts and their salty ways when it comes to business, gossip, romance and misadventure of the high seas. That some of these characters in his story were real men and women is irrefutable and, in this particular story, we once again acquainted with that notorious gossip, Schomberg and his.
Dark allegory describes the narrator's journey up the Congo River and his meeting with, and fascination by, Mr. Kurtz, a mysterious personage who dominates the unruly inhabitants of the region. Masterly blend of adventure, character development, psychological penetration.
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