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Typhoon and Other Tales (1903) [Collection]
by Joseph Conrad Rating: Weighted - 5.2 / Average - 4.0 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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Of the four tales in this volume, "Typhoon," a story of a steamship and her crew beset by tempest, is a masterpiece of descriptive virtuosity and moral irony, while "The Secret Sharer", which tells of a young captain's divisive allegiance to a fugitive from justice on his first command, excels in symbolic ambiguity. Both stories present vividly Conrad's abiding preoccupation with the theme of beleaguered solidarity -- a solidarity challenged from without by the elements and from within by human doubts and fears.

Conrad's experiences as a captain of the ship Otago in 1888 provided material for both "The Secret Sharer" and "Falk". The latter tale refers to starvation, killing, and cannibalism, yet emerges as a remarkably urbane blend of ironic comedy and muted myth. "Amy Foster", written in 1901, is bleak and stark in its depiction of human isolation and incomprehension; it is a thematic nexus in Conrad's work.

In a range of tones extending from the sombre to the radiant, Conrad's central preoccupations are displayed at their best, strangest, and most plangent in this selection of stories.


  • Typhoon
  • Falk
  • Amy Foster
  • The Secret Sharer

Original title: Typhoon and Other Tales
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionAdventure

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