Lord Jim is one of Joseph Conrad’s rare and genuine masterpieces; an engrossing work of artistry deserving of the label in a thousand different ways. It can be found on countless lists of the finest literary works of all time, and is one of his major achievements.
Jim, first mate on board the Patna, is a sensitive youth dreaming dreams of heroism; but when the Patna begins to sink, Jim takes the cowardly way out, and jumps clear.
His unbearable guilt and its consequences are shaped into a narrative of immeasurable richness.
At its heart, this classic novel explores the mystifying dilemmas of lost honor, guilt, and heroism: indeed the nature of the human spirit.
This is one of Joseph Conrad’s finest novels, and remains as transcendent as ever in this beautifully realized 21st century digital edition; as relevant today as when it was first published more than a century ago.
JOSEPH CONRAD (1857-1924) was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly tragic sensibility to his modernist literature. He is known to have influenced D.H. Lawrence, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway T.S. Eliot and Philip Roth. Among his most notable works are Heart Of Darkness, Lord Jim, The Secret Agent, Under Western Skies, and Typhoon.
New York Times Book Review
Lord Jim is something to receive with gratitude and joy.
—New York Times—Books of the Century