Typhoon

Tor Classics

Joseph Conrad

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Many chronicles have been written about life at sea, but few, if any, can compare with Joseph Conrad's masterpiece. It is the story of one unremarkable steamship captain, pitted against a storm of incredible fury. Captain Macwhirr has a reputation as a solid, steadfast man, who "having just enough imagination to carry him through each successive day, and no more" cannot fully believe any storm would be a match for his powerful ship. So, when the barometer and other clues begin to hint at trouble ahead, he is only moderately concerned and unwilling to change course and lose precious time-a decision that may prove more costly than he could ever have imagined.

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Typhoon
ICAPTAIN MACWHIRR, OF the steamer Nan-Shan, had a physiognomy that, in the order of material appearances, was the exact counterpart of his mind: it presented no marked characteristics of firmness or stupidity; it had no pronounced characteristics whatever; it was simply ordinary, irresponsive, and unruffled.The only thing his aspect might have been said to suggest, at times, was bashfulness; because he would sit, in business offices ashore, sunburnt and smiling faintly, with downcast eyes. When he raised them, they were perceived to be direct in their glance and of blue colour.

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"Conrad is quite simply the master of all who try to reflect the world of the sea in the mirror of the written word....No one has limned more vividly the courage, the skill, the dreams, and terrors of those who set out upon the waters. He is the Captain." -David Poyer, author of The Med.

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Typhoon
Joseph Conrad

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
November 1999
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466804661
ISBN10: 1466804661
Classics144 pages
$4.99

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Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
November 1999
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312873035
ISBN10: 0312873034
Classics
5 x 7 inches, 144 pages
$7.95
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