Conrads Novelle, die Francis Ford Coppola zu seinem Meisterwerk "Apocalypse Now" inspirierte, ist ein düsteres Meisterwerk, das zu den berühmtesten Geschichten der Welt gehört. Auf der Suche nach Stationsleiter Kurtz muss Marlow den Kongo hinauffahren. Die Reise ins Herz der Finsternis wird zu einem wahren Höllentrip.
"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. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked "Lord Jim" #85 on its list of the 100 best English language novels of the 20th century.
Joseph Conrad schildert in seinem berühmten Meisterwerk die Reise von Kapitän Marlow in den Kongo, in das "Herz der Finsternis": Mit seinem kleinen Dampfboot fährt Marlow im Auftrag einer belgischen Handelsgesellschaft den Kongo-Fluss hinauf zu einer fernen Außenstation im Inneren des Landes. Dort trifft er den düsteren und zwielichtigen Elfenbeinhändler Kurtz, der mit dem Tode ringt.
River steamboat captain Charles Marlow has set forth on the Congo in Africa to find the enigmatic European trader Mr. Kurtz. Preceded by his reputation as a brilliant emissary of progress, Kurtz has now established himself as a god among the natives in "one of the darkest places on earth." Marlow suspects something else of Kurtz: he has gone mad.
Jim träumt davon, ein großer Seefahrer und Held zu werden. Schnell wird er zum 1. Offizier auf einem maroden, überfüllten Kahn, der arme Menschen transportiert. Als das Schiff sinkt, flieht die Crew inklusive Jim in Rettungsbooten und lässt die "Passagiere" untergehen. An Land wird die Crew angeklagt. Jim entkommt dem Urteil, aber der Faux-Pas lässt ihn sein Leben lang nicht los... Regie: Günter Guben.
Typhoon is the story of a steamship and her crew beset by a tempest and of the captain whose dogged courage is tested to the limit. Captain MacWhirr was an ordinary man. However, when his steamer Nan-Shan blunders into a hurricane, he and his crew must pull together to survive. The steadfast courage of an undemonstrative captain and the imaginative readiness of his young first mate becomes a partnership vital to human survival as they are challenged from without by the elements, and from within by human doubts and fears.
Joseph Conrads berühmtes Meisterwerk
Herz der Finsternis ist die packende und abenteuerliche Erzählung von Kapitän Marlows Reise in den Kongo und eine erschütternde Anklage gegen Unmenschlichkeit und Ausbeutung...
This classic tale of intrigue, mystery and adventure takes place on the ivory harvesting and trade route in the Congo, in the depths of Africa. In this audiobook, Marlow, a sea captain on a ship at anchor, retells a story of his assignment upon a steamer ship in the Congo to a group of his ship mates. During his mission he is asked to retrieve and return Kurtz, an ivory hunter with a resounding reputation where ever his name is mentioned, who delivers more ivory than all the other stations combined, and who has a reverenced effect on the natives.
From his many years on the high seas as a mariner, mate, and captain, Joseph Conrad created unique works, including
Heart of Darkness, that have left an indelible mark on world literature. First published in 1899, his haunting novel Lord Jim is both a riveting sea adventure and a fascinating portrait of a unique outcast from civilization.
Jim, the first mate aboard a small steamer named the
Patna, travels from port to port in the Pacific Ocean. When the ship hits floating wreckage, Jim and the crew are forced to abandon it, leaving hundreds of ethnic travelers onboard. However, Jim's reprehensible actions are soon discovered by the court, and he is compelled to face his guilt and redeem himself - a journey that leads him to a remote exotic location where he is revered as the Lord, "Tuan Jim".
On a becalmed yawl in the Thames estuary, Marlow tells a tale of Africa. His job there is to find the enigmatic Kurtz, but his journey further and further upriver reveals the brutality of the white Imperialists who run the country. Established as one of the great English novels, and a story of mythic power,
Heart of Darkness is rich in meaning – allusive, enthralling, and haunting.
Joseph Conrad's searing tale of one of the strangest and most memorable journeys ever taken. Quite simply the scariest book ever written, this is a searing tale of one of the strangest and most memorable journeys ever undertaken - to the heart of a geographical and psychological wilderness from which no-one returns unscarred. For this isn't simply a journey up an uncharted river into a geographical wilderness; rather, it's a trip deep into our collective subconscious.
Our agent, a man named Mr Verloc, minds his own business while he keeps his shop in London's Soho, alongside his wife, who attends to her aged mother and disabled brother. Their lives are turned upside down when Verloc is reluctantly employed to plant a bomb and destroy an observatory in London. What was once the perfect bomb plot inevitably turns awry and Verloc, his family and his associates are forced to face the consequences.
Set in the fictional South American country of Costaguana,
Nostromo explores the volatile politics and crippling greed surrounding the San Tomé silver mine. The story of power, love, revolutions, loyalty and reward is told with richly evocative description and brilliantly realised characters. But
Nostromo is more than an adventure story; it is also a profoundly dark moral fable. Its language is as compellingly resonant as the sea itself; the characters absorbing and complex.
Joseph Conrad’s multilayered masterpiece tells of one nation's violent revolution and one hero's moral degeneration. Conrad convincingly invents an entire country, Costaguana, and sets it afire as warlords compete for power and a fortune in silver.
Señor Gould, adamant that his silver should not become spoil for his enemies, entrusts it to his faithful longshoreman, Nostromo, a local hero of sorts whom Señor Gould believes to be incorruptible.
Der Seemann Nostromo ist ein in Sulaco, einer fiktiven Republik in Südamerika, gestrandeter Italiener. Als Vorarbeiter arbeitet er für Kapitän Mitchell, der die örtliche Niederlassung einer englischen Schiffsgesellschaft, die den Hafen überwacht, betreibt.
When Jim, a young merchant seaman, joins a ship carrying Muslims to Mecca, he's flush with heroic daydreams. But after only a few days aboard, the Patna hits something in the night and begins to take on water. In a crucial moment that tests his courage, Jim cowers and abandons ship rather than risk his life to save the pilgrims. Tried for shameful dereliction of duty, the guilt-ridden Englishman sets forth to make amends for his past in the remote territory of Patusan.