By Joseph Conrad
There's a measure of bliss too excessive for elation.
This little-known novella from one of many masters of the shape is so strange for Joseph Conrad's paintings in different respects, even though no longer in its unique maritime surroundings or its much more unique prose--it is rare in that it really is considered one of his only a few works to add a lady as a number one personality, and to take the shape of a romance.
Still, it's a Conradian romance: a sweeping saga set within the Indian Ocean basin, opposed to a turbulent historical past of slightly suppressed hostilities among Dutch and British service provider navies, instructed by means of one among Conrad's classically indifferent narrators. in spite of everything, the original viewpoint of the sharply etched personality of Freya is one in all Conrad's so much piercing reviews of the way the lust for strength can force males to greatness--or its opposite.
The paintings of The Novella Series
Too brief to be a singular, too lengthy to be a quick tale, the novella is mostly unrecognized via teachers and publishers. still, it's a shape cherished and practiced by way of literature's maximum writers. within the artwork Of The Novella sequence, Melville condominium celebrates this renegade paintings shape and its practitioners with titles which are, routinely, awarded in e-book shape for the 1st time.