Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [MODERN LIBRARY / 1931]
ANTIQUE HARDCOVER  THE MODERN LIBRARY
Antique 1931 hardcover printing of the classic Conrad novel.
Dust Jacket is in good shape w/ some general wear; tanning and some mild tearing to edges. Book is in nice shape. Some fading to cloth bound cover. Reads nicely. Name plate on flyleaf w handwritten name of a prev. owner.
This compact novel, completed in 1900, as with so many of the great novels of the time, is at its baseline a book of the sea. An English boy in a simple town has dreams bigger than the outdoors and embarks at an early age into the sailor's life. The waters he travels reward him with the ability to explore the human spirit, while Joseph Conrad launches the story into both an exercise of his technical prowess and a delicately crafted picture of a character who reaches the status of a literary hero.