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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,261 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: Canongate Scottish Collection Publisher: Canongate Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Lord Jim is a riveting story of courage and cowardice, self-knowledge and growth. This story follows the fortunes of Jim, first mate of a ship named Patna, which is abandoned along with the passengers. Jim suffers shame in court for dereliction of duty. And in abandoning his responsibilities, Jim is always on the run from his past, which affects all his relationships.

Only in a faraway culture and settlement - a small island in Malay Peninsula (southern Thailand and Sumatra) - does he find respect and marriage. But not quite peace....

In its social context, the novel and the character of Jim reflect the changing values and difficulties facing a fading empire.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lindsay | 2/16/2014

    " A lot of people read Heart of Darkness in high school and then act like they know Joseph Conrad; it's annoying. Read Lord Jim instead. It's a similar story about the "dark heart of man" and the Western colonization of exotic cultures, but better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris Gager | 2/8/2014

    " Here's an example of my occasional confusion about whether I read a book or not. I'm pretty sure I did but if I did it probably followed seeing the Peter O'Toole movie and I get the two confused. The movie was a star-packed actioner but only so-so. Date read is a guess. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Asa | 1/27/2014

    " This book is plotted like a classical tragedy, telling the story of Jim, a man with a fatal flaw, his attempts to run away from his actions, and how everything finally catches up to him. You see everything that happens from a distance, since most of the book except for the first few chapters is narrated by Captain Marlow, a man who learns about the things that happen to Jim from what people tell him, both Jim himself and others who become involved in different ways. This way of telling the story worked for me, because Jim as a character wasn't very interesting to me but the slow reveal of what happened to him, how it affected people around him, and what Marlow thought of it kept me reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christopher Gretkus | 1/22/2014

    " I was always impressed by Conrad's style and eloquence. Let's not forget - He wasn't an english writer. What he accomplished is unbelievable. This is an undying subject - the rise and the fall of a human will in a magnificent literary form. The book not to be forgotten. "

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