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Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9781481547833
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “[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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 12/5/2013

    " 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." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 8/26/2012

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marian | 9/17/2010

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 4/6/2009

    " 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. "

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

Ralph Cosham (1936–2014), a.k.a. Geoffrey Howard, was a British journalist who changed careers to become a narrator and screen and stage actor. He performed in more than one hundred professional theatrical roles. His audiobook narrations were named “Audio Best of the Year” by Publishers Weekly, and he won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards, and in 2013 he won the coveted Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration for his reading of Louise Penny’s The Beautiful Mystery.