Cover of: Victory | Joseph Conrad

About the Book

Axel Heyst, a dreamer and a restless drifter, believes he can avoid suffering by cutting himself off from others. Then he becomes involved in the operation of a coal company on a remote island in the Malay Archipelago, and when it fails he turns his back on humanity once more. But his life alters when he rescues a young English girl, Lena, from Zangiacomo's Ladies' Orchestra and the evil innkeeper Schomberg, taking her to his island retreat. The affair between Heyst and Lena begins with her release, but the relationship shifts as Lena struggles to save Heyst from detachment and isolation. Featuring arguably the most interesting hero created by Conrad, "Victory" is both a compelling tale of adventure and a perceptive study of the power of love.

First Sentence

THERE is, as every schoolboy knows in this scientific age, a very close chemical relation between coal and diamonds.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7437210M
Internet Archive
victory000conr
ISBN 10
0385093144
ISBN 13
9780385093149
Library Thing
27232
Goodreads
904291
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