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Lord Jim (Wordsworth Classics)
ISBN 1853260371 / 9781853260377 / 1-85326-037-1
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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Introduction and Notes by Susan Jones, St Hilda s College, Oxford First published in 1900, Lord Jim established Conrad as one of the great storytellers of the twentieth century. Set in the Malay Archipelago, the novel not only provides a gripping account of maritime adventure and romance, but also an exotic tale of the East. Its themes also challenge the conventions of nineteenth-century adventure fiction, confirming Conrad s place in literature as one of the first modernists of English letters. Lord Jim explores the dilemmas of conscience, of moral isolation, of loyalty and betrayal confronting a sensitive individual whose romantic quest for an honourable ideal are tested to the limit. [via]