Lord Jim

  • by Joseph Conrad
  • Narrated by Nigel Graham
  • 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lord Jim is a novel by Joseph Conrad, originally published in Blackwood's Magazine from October 1899 to November 1900.Originally intended as a short story, the work grew to a full-length novel as Conrad explored in great depth the perplexing, ambiguous problem of lost honor and guilt, expiation, and heroism.The story tells of Jim, a young, good-looking, genial, and naive water-clerk on the Patna, a cargo ship plying Asian waters. One night, when the ship collides with an obstacle and begins to sink, acting on impulse, Jim jumps overboard and lands in a lifeboat, which happens to be bearing the unscrupulous captain and his cohorts away from the disaster. The Patna, however, manages to stay afloat. The foundering vessel is towed into port - and since the officers have strategically vanished, Jim is left to stand trial for abandoning the ship and its 800 passengers.Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, 1857 - 1924) was a Polish-born British novelist. He is considered as one of the greatest novelists in the English language. Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

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Marlow brought to life

This is an outstanding reading of Lord Jim. The reader gave such an authentic and energetic presence to Marlow that I felt I was one of the listeners sitting around the meal table. Jim and Stein and Brown, and many other minor characters, are also equally authentic and present. The whole thing is so well paced and brilliantly brought to life. I got so much more out of this reading than when I read the book many years ago. The only drawback is the sound of other voices speaking in the background, but ultimately this did not spoil the wonderful experience I have had of listening to this reading over several weeks.
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- William

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-08-2009
  • Publisher: RNIB