Sunday, July 3

Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad (1899-1900)

Wikipedia - "Lord 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 is the abandonment of a ship in distress by its crew including the young British seaman Jim. He is publicly censured for this action and the novel follows his later attempts at coming to terms with his past. ... Jim (his surname is never disclosed), a young British seaman, becomes first mate on the Patna, a ship full of pilgrims travelling to Mecca for the hajj. When the ship starts rapidly taking on water and disaster seems imminent, Jim joins his captain and other crew members in abandoning the ship and its passengers. ..."
NY Times: At Sea With Joseph Conrad
NY Times: Joseph Conrad Never Jumped (April 11, 1971)

2011 November: Heart of Darkness, 2013 August: Victory (1915), 2014 May: Nostromo (1904), 2015 December: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad – a trip into inner space.