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Victory

An Island Tale

Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924

(Paperback - 2003)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Victory
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Random House, Inc.
Set in the islands of the Malay Archipelago, Victory tells the story of a disillusioned Swede, Axel Heyst, who rescues Lena, a young English musician, from the clutches of a brutish German hotel owner. Seeking refuge at Heyst’s remote island retreat on Samburan, the couple is soon besieged by three villains dispatched by the enraged hotelier. The arrival on the island paradise of this trio of fiends sets off a terrifying series of events that ultimately ends in catastrophe.

“With Victory, Conrad inaugurated a new style and aesthetic,” writes Peter Lancelot Mallios in his Introduction. “The tremendous literary sophistication to be found in Victory does not result in the exclusion of the popular reader.”

The text of this Modern Library Paperback Classic was set from the first British edition, published by Methuen & Co. in 1915.

Baker & Taylor
Baron Axel Heyst and his lover, Lena, a woman he has saved from a sordid life, share an idyllic existence on the island of Samburan until three intruders from Lena's past threaten to destroy their happiness.

Blackwell North Amer
Set in the islands of the Malay Archipelago, Victory tells the story of a disillusioned Swede, Axel Heyst, who rescues Lena, a young English musician, from the clutches of a brutish German hotel owner. Seeking refuge at Heyst's remote island retreat on Samburan, the couple is soon besieged by three villains dispatched by the enraged hotelier. The arrival on the island paradise of this trio of friends sets off a terrifying series of events that ultimately ends in catastrophe.

Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2003
ISBN: 0375759085
Branch Call Number: FIC C
Characteristics: lxxv, 349 p. : maps ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Mallios, Peter Lancelot

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I just checked this out of the MAG branch and someone used INK to mark passages. Who does this and why do they think it's okay? Hopefully SPL has another copy because it is too distracting to read as is. SAD PANDA!

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