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The Tale (Hesperus Modern Voices) (Paperback)


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By Joseph Conrad, Philip Hensher (Foreword by)
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Set in the First World War, the title story is a naval commanding officer’s harrowing account of the lasting effects of decisions made in times of conflict. Suspecting another ship's captain of being in league with the enemy, the officer makes a momentous decision that will haunt him—its enduring ramifications echoing through the narrative voice as he later recounts the tale to his lover. This volume also features the stories "The Warrior’s Soul," "Prince Roman," and "The Black Mate."

About the Author

Acclaimed by F. R. Leavis as one of "the very great novelists in the language," Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) was one of the leading writers of the Modernist movement.

Praise For…

"A lovely edition . . . of four pieces of Conradiana . . . a perfect paperback to pop in someone's stocking this Christmas."  —International Herald Tribune

Product Details
ISBN: 9781843914440
ISBN-10: 1843914441
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Publication Date: October 30th, 2008
Pages: 136
Language: English
Series: Hesperus Modern Voices