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Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: Geoffrey Howard Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481547833

Publisher Description

The four stories contained in Within the Tides are linked by Conrad’s treatment of loyalty and betrayal. They range in setting from the Far East to eighteenth-century Spain to England. The tone shifts from the tragic inevitability of “The Planter of Malata” and the pathos of “Because of the Dollars” to the gothic atmosphere of “The Inn of the Two Witches” and the grim humor of “The Partner.” Experimental in form, these stories represent yet another branch of Conrad’s search for moral truth.

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  • “[A] master of the English language.”

    - F.R. Leavis
  • “Howard ably adapts his tone, pace and insight to convey the intricacies of Conrad’s splendid fiction and deep characters.”

    - AudioFile
  • “Throughout, the great Conrad displays his masterly use of the language and his understanding of the human mind and soul.”

    - Library Journal

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Conrad is suddenly becoming one of my favorite authors, and I haven't even read any of his "major" works yet. My favorite stories in this collection were "The Planter of Malata" and "Because of the Dollars." "

    - Matt, 12/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " read the planter of Malaya if nothing else, omits own I would give that story 4 stars, his best romantic tale. the other stories are only so so. "

    - David, 8/26/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Conrad's writing is brilliant as always, but these short stories are pretty depressing. "

    - Marian, 9/17/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " read the planter of Malaya if nothing else, omits own I would give that story 4 stars, his best romantic tale. the other stories are only so so. "

    - David, 4/6/2009

About the Author

Joseph Conrad (Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) (1857–1924) was born in Ukraine. Raised by an uncle after the death of his parents, he educated himself by reading widely in Polish and French. At age twenty-one he began a long career sailing the seas on French merchant vessels, after which he went to London and began writing, using the romance and adventure of his own life for his incomparable sea novels.

About the Narrator

Geoffrey Howard (a.k.a. Ralph Cosham) was a stage actor and an award-winning narrator. He recorded more than 100 audiobooks in his lifetime and won the prestigious Audio Award for Best Narration and several AudioFile Earphones Awards.