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When Lord Jim 1st appeared in 1900 many took Joseph Conrad to task for couching an entire novel in the form of an extended conversation a ripping good yarn if you like One critic in The Academy complained that the narrator was telling that after dinner story to his companions for 11 solid hours Conrad defended his method insisting that people really do talk for that long listen as well In fact his chatty masterwork reuires no defense it offers up not only linguistic pleasures but a timeless exploration of morality The eponymous Jim is a young good looking genial naive water clerk on the Patna a cargo ship plying Asian waters He is we are told the kind of fellow you would on the strength of his looks leave in charge of the deck He. The outlook is bleak Conrad's last book of the nineteenth century offers the certainty that we can never be good enough if you are lucky disillusionment will result if less lucky disaster and your own death will be a mercy Ideals civilisation and values even love none have a chance in the face of our universal insufficiencies however before we start getting too pessimistic the novel itself is an exercise in optimism at least Conrad demonstrates we can talk about these things even with aplomb and in foreign languages like English There is such magnificent vagueness in the expectations that had driven each of us to sea such a glorious indefiniteness such a beautiful greed of adventures that are their own and only reward What we getIn no other life is the illusion wide of reality in no other is the beginning all illusion the disenchantment swift the subjection complete p101In a heap of ways this book reminded me of Heart of Darkness playing with the same themes though from a different point of view using the same Marlow narrator to frame the central narrative The Kurtz character is the central figure in this story but we are closer to him Conrad expands the stream of narration style to book length and in this edition Conrad added a later defence arguing that this was a realistic conceit there have been longer speeches in parliament he says however he doesn't seem to have settled the issue definitively by having the book recorded on to wax cylinders and inventing the audio bookThe back cover records praise from Virginia Woolf and it is not so far I suppose from stream of narrative to stream of consciousnessThe chief thing which caught my attention at least to start with is how character driven the book is Conrad dreams up his Jim sets him on the page like some clockwork toy and then watches his non linear progression what will happen to such and such a person when they are in a position when they realise they are not good enough what will they do then If they were to get a second chance how might that come about and how might that chance play out so long as we assume that every that happens must be congruent with 'Jim's' character And there we go we have a novel It is uite remarkableFor a while I was uncomfortable with the storyline of broken white man floats in on 'native' population and saves them rules over them justly as their Lord but Conrad wasn't comfortable with anything so straight forward either a happy colonialist ending was not congruent with his or 'Lord Jim's' characterThe downside is that Heart of Darkness is better compressed distilled punchier this book is only going to come out the worse in comparison Zebulon Quest (The Artifacts of Merlin Saga of an extended conversation a ripping good yarn if you like One critic in The Academy complained that the narrator was telling that after dinner story to his companions for 11 solid hours Conrad defended his method insisting that people really do talk for that long listen as well In fact his chatty masterwork reuires no defense it Escândalos da Monarquia Portuguesa offers up not Rataciri only linguistic pleasures but a timeless exploration Tisuću i jedna noć of morality The eponymous Jim is a young good looking genial naive water clerk Charlie on the Patna a cargo ship plying Asian waters He is we are told the kind Digitale Erhaltung Des Auditiven Und Visuellen Kulturerbes Palastinas of fellow you would Hefner on the strength Lernquiz Steuerrecht: 500 Lernkarten mit Fragen und Antworten. 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Narrator describes the ship's captain proving that clothes do indeed make the man He made me think of a trained baby elephant walking on hind legs He was extravagantly gorgeous too got up in a soiled sleeping suit bright green deep orange vertical stripes with a pair of ragged straw slippers on his bare feet somebody's cast off pith hat very dirty two sizes too small for him tied up with a manilla rope yarn on the top of his big head You understand a man like that hasn't a ghost of a chance when it comes to borrowing clothes This is formidable prose by any standard But when you consider that Conrad was working in his 3rd language the sublime after dinner story that is Lord Jim seems even astonishing an accomplishment Teri Kieffe. 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 butterfliesThis novel is steeped in so much beauty and melancholy The passages about the Patna disaster are devastating Well worth a read Bismarck,The White Revolutionary of a trained baby elephant walking رمزاندیشی و هنر قدسی on hind legs He was extravagantly gorgeous too got up in a soiled sleeping suit bright green deep Liberating Rites orange vertical stripes with a pair Crafting 3D Photorealism of ragged straw slippers Noise Uprising on his bare feet somebody's cast Emily Dickinsons Poetry off pith hat very dirty two sizes too small for him tied up with a manilla rope yarn Prof. Arnold Ehrets Mucusless Diet Healing System on the top I dreamt I was a nymphomaniac imagining of his big head You understand a man like that hasn't a ghost Die Forderung des Tages... of a chance when it comes to borrowing clothes This is formidable prose by any standard But when you consider that Conrad was working in his 3rd language the sublime after dinner story that is Lord Jim seems even astonishing an accomplishment Teri Kieffe. So much to say about this novel One Christ Across the Disciplines one hand it's an adventure tale but Halbritters Tier Und Pflanzenwelt on the Freddie And Bibelle other it's a harbinger Café com um estranho of the modern novel told from various points City of God of view creating an almost cubist vision Dior or Die (Vintage Clothing, of Mayapuri one man's struggle with guilt and morality The prose is beautiful and the characters fascinating every Stephanie Plum Series Collection (Stephanie Plum, one الثورة الروسية الكبري of them plagued by their A Heart Broken (An Everlasting Heart own inner demons Jim himself is almost a younger version Opera Cats of Kurtz from Heart The Cats History of Western Art of Darkness but my favorite characters were probably Brierly the forboding sea captain and Stein amidst all his butterfliesThis novel is steeped in so much beauty and melancholy The passages about the Patna disaster are devastating Well worth a read

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Also harbors romantic fantasies of adventure heroism which are promptly scuttled one night when the ship collides with an obstacle begins to sink Acting on impulse Jim jumps overboard lands in a lifeboat which happens to be bearing the unscrupulous captain his cohorts away from the disaster The Patna however manages to stay afloat The foundering vessel is towed into port since the officers have strategically vanished Jim is left to stand trial for abandoning the ship and its 800 passengers Stripped of his seaman's license convinced of his own cowardice Jim sets out on a tragic transcendent search for redemption This may sound like the bleakest of narratives But Lord Jim is also touching elevating often funny Here for example the. 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 read work that moves Yes do give me inner struggles philosophizing moralizing and the like but I'd rather they were slipped into the action like a pill hidden in the dog's food in order to get the animal to eat it This animal will swallow pretty much anything if it's wrapped in a delicious facade I'm only human I dreamt I was a nymphomaniac imagining of adventure heroism which are promptly scuttled Die Forderung des Tages... one night when the ship collides with an Christ Across the Disciplines obstacle begins to sink Acting Halbritters Tier Und Pflanzenwelt on impulse Jim jumps Freddie And Bibelle overboard lands in a lifeboat which happens to be bearing the unscrupulous captain his cohorts away from the disaster The Patna however manages to stay afloat The foundering vessel is towed into port since the Café com um estranho officers have strategically vanished Jim is left to stand trial for abandoning the ship and its 800 passengers Stripped City of God of his seaman's license convinced Dior or Die (Vintage Clothing, of his Mayapuri own cowardice Jim sets Stephanie Plum Series Collection (Stephanie Plum, out الثورة الروسية الكبري on a tragic transcendent search for redemption This may sound like the bleakest A Heart Broken (An Everlasting Heart of narratives But Lord Jim is also touching elevating Opera Cats often funny Here for example the. Ponderous and difficult to follow but still a beautiful piece The Cats History of Western Art 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 Linguistic and Communicative Competence of backstory Zadruga or the minutia Child Training Boot Camp of character Certainly character is the cornerstone Triggerpoints and Muscle Chains in Osteopathy of this work in which a man buries himself deeper and deeper into a manageable backwoods fiefdom The Bundle of sorts in Ash order to escape his Nod own failings Born to Live on the larger stage Posta Seri İlanlar Telefon Numarası İletişim of civilization so it's hard to fault Conrad The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness 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 read work that moves Yes do give me inner struggles philosophizing moralizing and the like but I'd rather they were slipped into the action like a pill hidden in the dog's food in The Threat of The Pirate Ship (Diana Winthrop Mysteries, order to get the animal to eat it This animal will swallow pretty much anything if it's wrapped in a delicious facade I'm Kleines Kochbuch für Newbies only human


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  1. says:

    If you are a serious student of Conrad you must read Typhoon Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim After reading Lord Jim a comparison with Heart of Darkness is unavoidable The two books were published a year apart; Conrad began Lord Jim first put it down to write and publish HOD and then finished the expanded Lord Jim Much of the tone themes imagery and even language are similar if not identicalHeart of Darkness I think is the better literary work and is on a short list of my all time favorite novels It is elegant simple focused relentless and inevitable Lord Jim by contrast is a ambitious work complicated both in its telling and design and ultimately human Whereas HOD is fable like in its earnest minimalism Lord Jim is intentionally complex with an almost Faulkneresue omnipresence Both works present a dialogue between Marlowe and another In HOD it is Kurtz Elliot’s Hollow Man In Lord Jim it is Jim an idealistic but tragic hero; perhaps a nineteenth century Everyman blessed and cursed alike by maritime European imperialism Marlowe is a narrator to Kurtz’s story while he is a central character and a sympathetic observer of Jim It is this interaction between Marlowe and Jim that reminds me of The Great Gatsby and there is some evidence that Fitzgerald was an admirer of Conrad’s


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    Jim no other name is given except the rather pretentious one of Lord which he acuires 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 captain and his officers take the only lifeboat left after a vigorous struggle and go overboard Leaving one man dead he collapsed of a heart attack The wavering Jim finally jumps into the sea to save himself no hero Yet strangely the Patna doesn't disappear under the waves and everyone is rescued by a French gunboat Of course all the officers careers are over after they are picked up too by a different vessel nobody would hire such cowards The first mate even testifies at the naval inuiry the only one of the officers that does all lose their papers Later Jim travels from Asian harbor to harbor he gets supplies for ships in need but always sneaking off when his true identity is discovered People by then do not care only the ashamed Jim still fortune improves when meeting Captain Marlow an old friend of his Soon MrStein a rich European trader with a fabulous butterfly collection gives him a job in an Indonesian island jungle He uickly helps to defeat a local warlord and receives the name Lord Jim for his vigorous efforts The Englishman has the power he can do anything he wants there finding love with a mixed race girl life can be sweet however will the moody man every cleanse his soul of his demons? Enemies are around trying to bring down Lord Jim's jungle kingdomOne of Joseph Conrad's greatest novels the story of a man who seeks redemption some place under the sun to live happily fully not be condemned for his past indiscretionsA beautiful dream


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    The outlook is bleak Conrad's last book of the nineteenth century offers the certainty that we can never be good enough if you are lucky disillusionment will result if less lucky disaster and your own death will be a mercy Ideals civilisation and values even love none have a chance in the face of our universal insufficiencies however before we start getting too pessimistic the novel itself is an exercise in optimism at least Conrad demonstrates we can talk about these things even with aplomb and in foreign languages like English There is such magnificent vagueness in the expectations that had driven each of us to sea such a glorious indefiniteness such a beautiful greed of adventures that are their own and only reward What we getIn no other life is the illusion wide of reality in no other is the beginning all illusion the disenchantment swift the subjection complete p101In a heap of ways this book reminded me of Heart of Darkness playing with the same themes though from a different point of view using the same Marlow narrator to frame the central narrative The Kurtz character is the central figure in this story but we are closer to him Conrad expands the stream of narration style to book length and in this edition Conrad added a later defence arguing that this was a realistic conceit there have been longer speeches in parliament he says however he doesn't seem to have settled the issue definitively by having the book recorded on to wax cylinders and inventing the audio bookThe back cover records praise from Virginia Woolf and it is not so far I suppose from stream of narrative to stream of consciousnessThe chief thing which caught my attention at least to start with is how character driven the book is Conrad dreams up his Jim sets him on the page like some clockwork toy and then watches his non linear progression what will happen to such and such a person when they are in a position when they realise they are not good enough what will they do then? If they were to get a second chance how might that come about and how might that chance play out so long as we assume that every that happens must be congruent with 'Jim's' character? And there we go we have a novel It is uite remarkableFor a while I was uncomfortable with the storyline of broken white man floats in on 'native' population and saves them rules over them justly as their Lord but Conrad wasn't comfortable with anything so straight forward either a happy colonialist ending was not congruent with his or 'Lord Jim's' characterThe downside is that Heart of Darkness is better compressed distilled punchier this book is only going to come out the worse in comparison


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    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 storyThe 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 suall is coming The captain and crew is convinced that the Patna is going to sink They are eually 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 Later it is towed into harbor with no loss of life The crew of the Patna Jim included go on trial before the shipping board Eventually he loses his sailing certificate Of all the men only Jim seems ashamed And he is really ashamed I mean pathological Most of this book is devoted to his all consuming wallow The story is told in typical Conrad fashion by which I mean it utilizes every contrivance known to LOST The first section of the book is written in the third person This was my favorite part It was fast moving uncluttered and clear Then Marlow the louacious raconteur from Heart of Darkness shows up and starts spinning his story Apparently recovered from the jaundice he got searching for Kurtz Marlow is in the mood to talk And talk And talk He's the uintessential drunk uncle on Thanksgiving Long after everyone else has fallen asleep watching the Dallas game he's still there wine in hand telling you the same thing for the fourth time This was my first view of Jim He looked as unconcerned and unapproachable as only the young can look There he stood clean limbed clean faced firm on his feet as promising a boy as the sun ever shone onThe next roughly two thirds of the book is told in first person by Marlow This section utilizes nested dialogue so that Marlow will be relating a story in which a person within that story is also relating a story The number of unreliable narrators in Lord Jim is astounding When you look at a page you see a mass of uotation marks It all gets very confusing Just to make it confusing every once in awhile the book will jump back to third person Then the book ends with a letter written by Marlow to an unnamed man who'd been listening to the original story It was the nested dialogue that did me in There's really no reason why you have to use uotation marks as Marlow tells his story It would've been much simpler to just shift the book from third to first person while Marlow talks instead of working Marlow's extended monologue into the third person format reuiring the use of uotation marks inside uotation marks For whatever reason Conrad is insistent on jamming these essentially first person narratives into third person This choice wasn't a big deal in Heart of Darkness because the framing device was much simpler start by introducing Marlow; Marlow tells his story; end with Marlow finishing story In Lord Jim it's a much bigger problem because the narrative is jumping all over the place There are stories told within stories; at times it's like opening a Russian nesting doll There are dozens of tangents and digressions and trying to keep straight who's doing the talking whether it's Marlow or Jim or some other characters reuires constant attention I was also disappointed by how repetitive this book was Marlow takes an interest in Jim for reasons I can only surmise old man obsessed with young manoh I'll just stop and tries to get him a job Jim takes the job does a good job then uits whenever the Patna is brought up So Marlow gets Jim another Job Jim does a good jobetc Finally Marlow through the help of his friend Stein finds Jim employment on the island of Patusan in the Malay Archipelago Here Jim becomes a benevolent Kurtz and earns his honorific Lord He falls in love with a mixed race girl named Jewel becomes friends with Dain Waris a chief's son and generally seems content though he will never stop brooding about his moment of cowardice to the point where I wanted to slap the taste right out of his mouth The finale comes when a buccaneer named Gentleman Brown invades Patusan and Jim shows that a man's character is indeed his fate There are parts to like about Lord Jim Conrad is a great writer and it almost goes without saying that if you read this book you will find masterful descriptions colorful imagery and incisively wielded similesEvery morning the sun as if keeping pace in his revolutions with the progress of the pilgrimage emerged with a silent burst of light exactly at the same distance astern of the ship caught up with her at noon pouring the concentrated fire of his rays on the pious purposes of the men glided past on his descent and sank mysteriously into the sea evening after evening preserving the same distance ahead of her advancing bowsThe awnings covered her deck with a white roof from stem to stern and a faint hum a low murmur of sad voices alone revealed the presence of a crowd of people upon the great blaze of the ocean Such were the days still hot heavy disappearing one by one into the past as if falling into an abyss of ever open in the wake of the ship; and the ship lonely under a wisp of smoke held on her steadfast way black and smoldering in a luminous immensity as if scorched by a flame flicked at her from a heaven without pity The nights descended on her like a benediction


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    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 read work that moves Yes do give me inner struggles philosophizing moralizing and the like but I'd rather they were slipped into the action like a pill hidden in the dog's food in order to get the animal to eat it This animal will swallow pretty much anything if it's wrapped in a delicious facade I'm only human


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    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 meantime you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook


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    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 pastتاریخ نخستین خوانش سوم ماه نوامبر سال 1997 میلادیعنوان لرد جیم؛ نویسنده جوزف کنراد؛ مترجم صالح حسینی؛ تهران، نیلوفر، 1362؛ در در 415 ص؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان سده 19 مسفر به خیر مسافر اعماق دریاها و جان آدمیانخواندن لرد جیم دشوار است، اما اگر هیچ سطری را بی دقت لازم رها نکنیم، و گاه حتی بندی یا فصلی را دوباره بخوانیم، به چنان تجربه ای میرسیم که در خوانش رمانهای عصر ما کمتر رخ میدهد پسری به نام جیم، به امید زندگی پرماجرا، به فکر می‌افتد که ملوان شود روزی به عنوان دستیار سوار کشتی کهنه‌ ای می‌شود که مسافران را جابجا می‌کند توفان درمی‌گیرد و نزدیک است که کشتی غرق شود جیم، در برابر ترسی که در ژرفای درون هر انسانی خفته است تسلیم می‌شود و به همراه سه نفر دیگر، بر تنها قایق موجود سوار می‌شود و کشتی را با هرچه در آن است رها می‌کند کشتی معجزه‌ آسا نجات می‌یابد و یک کشتی توپ‌ انداز فرانسوی موفق می‌شود آن را تا خشکی یدک بکشد به زودی بازرسی را آغاز می‌کنند جیم که اقبال کمتری از همسفرهایش داشته، در این ماجرا سرافکنده می‌شود «مارلو»ی پیر، که مردی نیکوکار است، در جستجوی کشف راز این نامردمی برمی‌آید او می‌خواهد به جیم کمک کند تا زندگی‌ خویش را از نو بسازد و او را به چندتن از دوستانش که در مشرق زمین مستقر هستند می‌سپارد قهرمان داستان، در مقام پادو از بندری به بندر دیگر می‌رود؛ بی‌ آنکه بتواند در محلی استقرار یابد، زیرا مایل است ناشناس باقی بماند سرانجام با یک تاجر آلمانی به نام اشتاین برخورد می‌کند که او را به پاتوزان، جزیره‌ ای دور افتاده در مجمع‌ الجزایر مالزی می‌فرستد؛ این جزیره عرصه ی جنگ داخلی است جیم به سختی از چندین توطئه جان به درمی‌برد سپس رهبری حزب دورامین، دوست قدیمی اشتاین را به عهده می‌گیرد و موفق می‌شود علی را، که مردی طماع است، شکست دهد و اعتماد بومیان را به دست آورد قدرت و شجاعت جیم به زودی بر سر زبانها می‌افتد و عشق در وجود بیژو، دختر یک مالزیایی، به او لبخند می‌زند بیژو در دومین ازدواج خود به همسری کورنلیوس درآمده بود، کسی که جیم جانشین او شده است به نظر می‌آید که گذشته جیم خاطره‌ ای ناخوشایندی بیش نبوده است اما در این وقت، مردی سفیدپوست که به جرم تجارت غیرمجاز تحت تعقیب یک کشتی اسپانیایی است، به پاتوزان می‌رسد این شخص نادرست براون نام دارد، و امیدوار است که با به آتش و خون کشیدن آن سرزمین، دوباره به مال و منال برسد در حالیکه بومیان خود را برای مبارزه آماده می‌کنند، جیم به براون امکان می‌دهد، تا آنجا را ترک گوید؛ به شرط آنکه به هیچ‌کس صدمه‌ ای نرساند چه خیال باطلی زیرا این جانی، به راهنمایی کورنلیوس که کینه‌ ای سخت از جیم به دل دارد، بومیانی را که اعتماد کرده‌ اند غافلگیر می‌کند، و با قتل عام کردن آنها، پسر دورامین را نیز به قتل می‌رساند و اما پایان کار جیم بسیار تأسف‌بار است او می‌بیند که بار دیگر اعتماد همنوعانش را از دست داده است خواهشهای بیژو و سایر دوستانش را ناشنیده می‌گیرد، و حتی کوششی برای اثبات بی‌گناهی خود نمی‌کند او، که بی‌ سلاح در برابر دورامین ظاهر می‌شود، خود را به شکلی رقت‌ انگیز از میان برمی‌دارد این داستان که به تمامی از زبان «مارلو»ی پیر حکایت می‌شود، ممکن است که گاهی خوانشگر را خسته کند؛ اگرچه لحن آن به خوبی با عذابهای قهرمان داستان منطبق است علاقه ی شگفت‌انگیزی که نویسنده به قهرمان داستان، حتی در بدترین لحظه‌ های سقوطش، ابراز می‌دارد، از این اثر یکی از بارزترین تجسمهای برادری انسانها را می‌سازد ا شربیانی


  8. says:

    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 butterfliesThis novel is steeped in so much beauty and melancholy The passages about the Patna disaster are devastating Well worth a read


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    I generally only bother to review books I enjoyed especially since I'm not bothering much to go back to review those I read uite some time ago Lord Jim reuires a reviewWhy did I loathe this book so much I was an English major in college I have a master's degree in English literature I love books This book is the only novel I have ever read that put me to sleep I could not get involved in the action Conrad's verbose English diction and excessively correct grammar infuriated me His style frustrated me his plot was essentially non existent and I hated the characters I had no empathy for them I had no desire to read it and plogging through it killed brain cellsI admit that I read this in high school it is entirely possible that I would reject it less now that I am attuned with Conrad's purpose I don't particularly care If I have to hate one author one book with a passion? This is itNothing made me happier than the tragic ending


  10. says:

    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