The Smile of Fortune

The Smile of Fortune

A Harbour Story

Book - 2007
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Embarking in the tropics, a ship's captain makes the instant acquaintance of a seemingly genial Mr. Jacobus and his irritable brother. One a respectable businessman with a considerable reputation, the other a confessed rogue and entrepreneur with no reputation left to lose, the captain is at a loss to determine which he should befriend. Yet as events unfold, he becomes increasingly in thrall to the less scrupulous of the two and finds himself the unwitting partner in a deeply unorthodox transaction.The Smile of Fortune is a masterly tale of misplaced loyalty, family feuds, and illicit bargaining. Placed by many critics as a forerunner of Modernism, Joseph Conrad (18571924) is best known for his chilling masterworkHeart of Darkness.

Publisher: London : Hesperus, 2007
Description: 81 p. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9781843914280
Branch Call Number: Conr
Additional Contributors: Vickers, Salley


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Oct 23, 2014

A novella from the author of "Heart of Darkness" and "Lord Jim" that deals with familiar themes and settings. Short, but rich.

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