The Rover: A Story of Napoleonic Times

By: Conrad, Joseph

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Book Condition: Very Good

First American edition. Very good in fair jacket. Rear hinge repaired, jacket toned and splitting along flap seams. 1923 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 286 pp. 8 x 5 5/8. 8vo. Original navy blue cloth, gilt titles. Author's last complete novel, depicting the rivalry of the French and English in the Mediterranean at the time of the French Revolution. An epigraph Conrad placed on the title page of this work, taken from Spenser's The Faerie Queene, later became his epitaph. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Joseph Conrad was a Polish-born English-language novelist who in 1886 became a British subject. He is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties (and then always with a marked Polish accent). He wrote stories and novels, predominantly with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit by the demands of duty and honor. Conrad was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English tragic sensibility into English literature. While some of his works have a strain of romanticism, he is viewed as a precursor of modernist literature; his narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced many subsequent authors. Films have been adapted from or inspired by Conrad's Lord Jim, The Secret Agent, The Duel, Heart of Darkness, and Nostromo. Writing in the heyday of the British Empire, Conrad drew upon his experiences in the French and later the British Merchant Navy to create short stories and novels that reflect aspects of a worldwide empire while also plumbing the depths of the human soul.

Title: The Rover: A Story of Napoleonic Times

Author: Conrad, Joseph

Categories: Modern First Editions, British & Irish, Nautical,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1923

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2276926