Typhoon and Other Stories

Title

Typhoon and Other Stories

Role

Author: Joseph Conrad

Introduction by Barry Unsworth

Explanatory notes by Nels Pearson

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Book Contribution

Description/Summary

Nels Pearson contributed the explanatory notes, pp. 221-237.

Book description: These powerful stories, as Conrad critic Paul Kirschner has observed, present “a chiaroscuro of sea and land life in an alternating rhythm of hope and despair.” In “Typhoon,” a storm upends a captain’s complacency, hurling him and his crew into a terrifying battle with nature. “Amy Foster” tells the story of an Eastern European immigrant shipwrecked off the coast of England, and his ultimately doomed love affair with the dim-witted Amy Foster. In “Falk,” the protagonist harbors a terrible secret that inhibits his ability to confront the woman he loves and find the wife he longs for. And in “Tomorrow,” the son of a retired sea captain, who has been waiting years for his boy to come home, finally returns, but only because he is destitute and needs money.

ISBN

0812967283

Publication Date

2003

Publication Information

Pearson, Nels. Explanatory Notes to Typhoon and Other Stories by Joseph Conrad. New York: Random House (Modern Library Classics), 2003. pp. 221-237