[Joseph Conrad] ↠´ Lord Jim [asian-literature PDF] Ebook Epub Download ¾ This is the classic tale of redemption a man, running from himself for a momentary act of cowardice which brings lasting shame, atones for it in the depths of the Eastern jungles Brilliantly plotted and beautifully written only the undertone of white supremacy strikes a sour note sometimes.
Ponderous and difficult to follow, but still a beautiful piece of work I say difficult to follow in the sense that Conrad did not always balance his action and exposition in Lord Jim There were large sections of backstory or the minutia of character Certainly character is the cornerstone of this work in which a man buries himself deeper and deeper into a manageable backwoods fiefdom of sorts in order to escape his own failings on the larger stage of civilization, so it s hard to fault Conrad on this point The show, don t tell writers credo is perhaps driven home today than it was in his time, so my complaint is biased since I m viewing the book through a modern day reader s mentality And although I love philosophy so much I considered majoring in it in collage, I personally prefer to r Lord Jim Is A Story Written By Author Joseph Conrad Which Focuses On The Courage, Flaws, Character And Thoughts Of Life Jim, Who Is A Young British Seaman, Becomes The First Mate Of A Ship Which Is Full Of Pilgrims Travelling To Mecca During An Accident, Jim Along With Captain And Crew, Abandon The Ship And Passengers Ditched By The Other Crew Members After The Ship Is Dicovered And Passengers Are Rescued, Jim Is Left To Face The Music Alone In A Court Of Inquiry Lord Jim Is Highly Recommened For Those Who Enjoy The Stories Of The Sea As Well As The Writings Of Author Joseph Conrad It has been over a week and a half since I last finished a book This is so extremely unusual I m trying not to hold it agains the collection of books I ve been reading that week in a half, but at times it s hard I find myself eyeing Ulysses suspiciously, poke The Reality Dysfunction every once in a while to see if it s moved, or tuck The Idiot in my purse to try to get through just a little Does anyone else think it s odd that a 600 Dostoyevsky book is the only one that will fit in my purse And Lord Jim, which I ve also had underway for most of that time And is the first of the bunch I actually finished Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here In the 785 Lord Jim, Joseph ConradLord Jim is a novel by Joseph Conrad originally published as a serial in Blackwood s Magazine from October 1899 to November 1900 An early and primary event in the story is the abandonment of a passenger ship in distress by its crew, including a young British seaman named Jim He is publicly censured for this action and the novel follows his later attempts at coming to terms with himself and his past 1997 1362 415 19 So much to say about this novel One one hand it s an adventure tale, but on the other it s a harbinger of the modern novel, told from various points of view, creating an almost cubist vision of one man s struggle with guilt and morality The prose is beautiful and the characters fascinating, every one of them plagued by their own inner demons Jim, himself, is almost a younger version of Kurtz from Heart of Darkness, but my favorite characters were probably Brierly, the forboding sea captain, and Stein amidst all his butterflies.
This novel is steeped in so much beauty and melancholy The passages about the Patna disaster are devastating Well worth a read.
Lord Jim is an incredibly frustrating book It s part imperial adventure, part psychological study, in the vein of Joseph Conrad s most famous work, Heart of Darkness However, whereas Heart was brief and elegant, Lord Jim is a repetitive slog I spent as much time trying to figure out who was telling the story as I did actually enjoying the story.
The book tells of the eponymous Jim, who is a mate aboard the merchant ship Patna, which is carrying hundreds of Muslim pilgrims Mid voyage, the ship has engine trouble, and then starts taking on water A squall is coming The captain and crew is convinced that the Patna is going to sink They are equally convinced that telling the pilgrims of this fact will start a panic resulting in all their deaths So the brave captain and his hearty men depart the ship in a lifeboat Jim follows suit The only problem the ship doesn t sink Jim, no other name is given except the rather pretentious one of Lord, which he acquires later on A son of an English clergyman, who seeks adventure, among other things at sea And becomes the first mate of the rusty, old, local steamer Patna at the age of 23 Going from port to port, mostly in the western Pacific But everything changes, when taking 800 pilgrims to Mecca, something hits the ship underneath, springing a major leak, not good Opening a hatch, our friend Jim sees water flooding the Patna, any moment she will sink to the bottom of the abyss Reporting to the obese German captain, what he found The to be honest not brave officers of the steamer agree with Jim, and decide little time remains, before the vessel goes under What about all the passengers Never a big deal, a shortage of lifeboats, will doom them anyways No warning is given Besides, its every man for himself The c