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  • ISBN: 1433248484 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 9781433248481 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: remote
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  • Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, [2008]

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General Note: Duration: 13:45:38.
Title from: Title details screen.
Downloadable audio file.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Frederick Davidson.
Summary, etc.: This work set the style for a whole class of literature, a work that the critic Morton Dauwen Zabel calls an example of Conrad's "central theme ... the grip of circumstances that enforce self-discovery and its cognate, the discovery of reality and truth ... " It is a novel about a man's lifelong efforts to atone for an act of instinctive cowardice. The young Jim, chief mate of the Patna, dreams of being a hero. When the Patna threatens to sink and the cowardly officers decide to save their own skins and escape in the few lifeboats, Jim despises them. But at the last moment, dazed by horror and confusion, he joins them, deserting the passengers--eight hundred Muslim pilgrims--to apparent death. Tormented by this act of cowardice and desertion, Jim flees to the West. Living among the natives in Patusan, a remote trading post in the jungle, he is able to cease sacrificing himself on the altar of conscience. When he defends Patusan against the evil "Gentleman Brown," his efforts create order and well-being, thereby winning the respect and affection of the people for whom he becomes Tuan--or Lord Jim.
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Subject: Merchant marine -- Officers -- Fiction
British -- Indonesia -- Fiction
Cowardice -- Fiction
Indonesia -- Fiction
Atonement -- Fiction
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