Jim goes to sea full of dreams of heroism and boyish adventure. But, under pressure, his own conduct falls far below the ideal he has set himself. Condemned even more by himself than by his fellow men, Jim leaves the world and seeks his redemption in the remote forests of Patusan. It is there he finds fame, love, and success. It is there also that he faces the final and biggest test of his courage and faith, and comes through it in tragic triumph.
First published in book form in 1900, Lord Jim has been acclaimed as one of Conrad's finest works. It combines adventure and the romance of the East in a blend which cannot fail to capture the imagination.
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