Lord Jim

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Publisher
Penguin Classics 2000 (Originally published 1899-1900 serialized by Blackwood's Magazine)
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This is a classic story of one man's tragic failure and eventual redemption, told under the circumstances of high adventure at the margins of the known world.-- from the publisher Penguin Classics

384 pages      978-0141183541     Ages 14 and up

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Lord Jim tells the story of a young, idealistic Englishman--"as unflinching as a hero in a book"--who is disgraced by a single act of cowardice while serving as an officer on the Patna, a merchant-ship sailing from an eastern port. His life is ruined: an isolated scandal has assumed horrifying proportions. But, then he is befriended by an older man named Marlow who helps to establish him in exotic Patusan, a remote Malay settlement where his courage is put to the test once more. Lord Jim is a book about courage and cowardice, self-knowledge and personal growth. It is one of the most profound and rewarding psychological novels in English. Set in the context of social change and colonial expansion in late Victorian England, it embodies in Jim the values and turmoil of a fading empire. --from the publisher Oxford World's Classics

340 pages    978-0199536023    Ages 14 and up  Oxford University Press, 2008

Keywords:  Cowardice; Redemption

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