Freya of the Seven Isles (The Art of the Novella)

Freya of the Seven Isles (The Art of the Novella)

Joseph Conrad


There is a level 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 numerous respects, even though no longer in its unique maritime atmosphere or its much more unique prose—it is rare in that it truly is one in every of his only a few works to add a girl as a number one personality, and to take the shape of a romance.

Still, it is 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, informed by way of certainly one of Conrad's classically indifferent narrators. in any case, the original standpoint of the sharply etched personality of Freya is one in all Conrad's such a lot piercing experiences of how the lust for strength can force males to greatness—or its opposite.

The artwork of The Novella Series

Too brief to be a unique, too lengthy to be a quick tale, the novella is usually unrecognized through lecturers and publishers. still, it's a shape loved and practiced by way of literature's maximum writers. within the artwork Of The Novella sequence, Melville apartment celebrates this renegade artwork shape and its practitioners with titles which are, often, offered in booklet shape for the 1st time.

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