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The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World

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Penguin Press #ad - He got a close look, too, at the places “beyond the end of telegraph cables and mail-boat lines, ” and the hypocrisy of the west’s most cherished ideals. In a compelling blend of history, and travelogue, maya jasanoff follows Conrad’s routes and the stories of his four greatest works—The Secret Agent, biography,  Lord Jim,  Heart of Darkness, and Nostromo.

His life story delivers a history of globalization from the inside out, and reflects powerfully on the aspirations and challenges of the modern world. Joseph conrad was born józef teodor Konrad Korzeniowski in 1857, to Polish parents in the Russian Empire. Genre-bending, intellectually thrilling, and deeply humane,  The Dawn Watch embarks on a spell-binding expedition into the dark heart of Conrad’s world—and through it to our own.

Enlightening, superb” —john le carréwinner of the 2018 cundhill history prizea new york times book review notable book of 2017one of the new York Times 100 Notable Books of 2017A visionary exploration of the life and times of Joseph Conrad, compassionate, terrorism, the tensions between global capitalism and nationalism, his turbulent age of globalization and our own, from one of the most exciting young historians writing todayMigration, and a communications revolution: these forces shaped Joseph Conrad’s destiny at the dawn of the twentieth century.

The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World #ad - In this brilliant new interpretation of one of the great voices in modern literature, Maya Jasanoff reveals Conrad as a prophet of globalization. As an immigrant from poland to england, conrad navigated an interconnected world, and in travels from Malaya to Congo to the Caribbean, and captured it in a literary oeuvre of extraordinary depth.

. He saw the surging, competitive "new imperialism" that planted a flag in almost every populated part of the globe.

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Nostromo Oxford World's Classics

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Oxford University Press #ad - A map, a chronology of the narrative, a glossary of foreign terms, and an appendix reprinting the serial ending all complement what is sure to be the definitive edition of this classic work. About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe.

This edition features a new introduction with fresh historical and interpretative perspectives, historical, political, as well as detailed explanatory notes which pay special attention to the literary, and geographical allusions and implications of the novel. Greed and corruption seep into the lives of everyone, the principled foreman of the mine, and Nostromo, is tested to the limit.

Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, voluminous notes to clarify the text, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, and much more. Conrad's evocation of latin america--its grand landscapes, the ferocity of its politics, and the tenacity of individuals swept up in imperial ambitions--has never been bettered.

Nostromo Oxford World's Classics #ad - One of the greatest political novels in any language, Nostromo reenacts the establishment of modern capitalism in a remote South American province locked between the Andes and the Pacific. In the harbor town of sulaco, funded by american money but owned by a third-generation English immigrant, a vivid cast of characters is caught up in a civil war to decide whether its fabulously wealthy silver mine, can be preserved from the hands of venal politicians.

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Lord Jim Oxford World's Classics

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Oxford University Press #ad - This new edition uses the first english edition text and includes a new introduction and notes by leading Conrad scholar Jacques Berthoud, glossaries, and an appendix on Conrad's sources and reading. About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe.

His life is ruined: an isolated scandal has assumed horrifying proportions. Lord jim is a book about courage and cowardice, self-knowledge and personal growth. Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, voluminous notes to clarify the text, including expert introductions by leading authorities, and much more.

Lord Jim Oxford World's Classics #ad - But, then he is befriended by an older man named Marlow who helps to establish him in exotic Patusan, a remote Malay settlement where his courage is put to the test once more. Lord jim tells the story of a young, idealistic englishman--"as unflinching as a hero in a book"--who is disgraced by a single act of cowardice while serving as an officer on the Patna, a merchant-ship sailing from an eastern port.

It is one of the most profound and rewarding psychological novels in English. Oxford university Press USA. Set in the context of social change and colonial expansion in late Victorian England, it embodies in Jim the values and turmoil of a fading empire.

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The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution

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Princeton University Press #ad - A vivid account of the personal and public lives of Bolshevik true believers, the book begins with their conversion to Communism and ends with their children’s loss of faith and the fall of the Soviet Union. Completed in 1931, the house of government, later known as the House on the Embankment, was located across the Moscow River from the Kremlin.

Slezkine tells the chilling story of how the building’s residents lived in their apartments and ruled the Soviet state until some eight hundred of them were evicted from the House and led, one by one, to prison or their deaths. Drawing on letters, and fascinating new theories of revolutions, architectural history, diaries, The House of Government weaves together biography, literary criticism, millennial prophecies, and featuring hundreds of rare photographs, and interviews, and reigns of terror.

Oxford university Press USA. University Press Group Ltd. The largest residential building in europe, it combined 505 furnished apartments with public spaces that included everything from a movie theater and a library to a tennis court and a shooting range. On the 100th anniversary of the russian revolution, the epic story of an enormous apartment building where Communist true believers lived before their destructionThe House of Government is unlike any other book about the Russian Revolution and the Soviet experiment.

The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution #ad - The result is an unforgettable human saga of a building that, became a haunted house, like the Soviet Union itself, forever disturbed by the ghosts of the disappeared. Written in the tradition of tolstoy's war and peace, grossman’s life and fate, and Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago, Yuri Slezkine’s gripping narrative tells the true story of the residents of an enormous Moscow apartment building where top Communist officials and their families lived before they were destroyed in Stalin’s purges.

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The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. His masters instruct him to discredit the anarchists in a humiliating fashion, and when his evil plan goes horribly awry, Verloc must deal with the repercussions of his actions.

Penguin Classics. The story is woven around an attack on the greenwich Observatory in 1894 masterminded by Verloc, a Russian spy working for the police, and ostensibly a member of an anarchist group in Soho. In his introduction, michael newton discusses London's real-life world of political anarchy, and Conrad's portrayal of the Verlocs' marriage.

The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale Penguin Classics #ad - For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. University Press Group Ltd. While rooted in the edwardian period, Conrad's tale remains strikingly contemporary, with its depiction of Londoners gripped by fear of the terrorists living in their midst.

. Joseph conrad's dark satire on english society In the only novel Conrad set in London, The Secret Agent communicates a profoundly ironic view of human affairs. Oxford university Press USA.

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Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906 The Penguin History of Britain

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Viking #ad - Britain was a country that saw itself at the summit of the world and, by some measures, this was indeed true. Victorious century is a comprehensive and extraordinarily stimulating history--its author catches the relish, humor and staginess of the age, but also the dilemmas faced by Britain's citizens, ones we remain familiar with today.

In this major new work, leading historian David Cannadine has created a bold, fascinating new interpretation of nineteenth-century Britain. It had become the largest empire in history: its political stability positioned it as the leader of the new global economy and allowed it to construct the largest navy ever built.

Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906 The Penguin History of Britain #ad - Penguin Classics. And yet it was also a society permeated with doubt, fear, and introspection. Cannadine tells his own story persuasively and exceedingly well. The wall street journalto live in nineteenth-century Britain was to experience an astonishing and unprecedented series of changes. Repeatedly, politicians and writers felt themselves to be staring into the abyss and what is seen as an era of irritating self-belief was in fact obsessed with its own fragility, whether as a great power or as a moral force.

Oxford university Press USA. Cities grew vast; there were revolutions in transportation, communication, science, and work--all while a growing religious skepticism rendered the intellectual landscape increasingly unrecognizable. It was an exhilarating time, and as a result, most of the countries in the world that experienced these changes were racked by political and social unrest.

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Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East, 1750-1850

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Vintage #ad - Written and researched on four continents, edge of Empire enters a world where people lived, mingled, loved, and identified with one another in ways richer and more complex than previous accounts have led us to believe were possible. And as this book demonstrates, traces of that world remain tangible—and topical—today.

Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East, 1750-1850 #ad - University Press Group Ltd. Oxford university Press USA. An innovative, persuasive, and provocative work of history. Jasanoff delves beneath the grand narratives of power, exploitation, and resistance to look at the British Empire through the eyes of the people caught up in it. In this imaginative book, maya jasanoff uncovers the extraordinary stories of collectors who lived on the frontiers of the British Empire in India and Egypt, tracing their exploits to tell an intimate history of imperialism.

Penguin Classics. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Odyssey

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, this engrossing translation matches the number of lines in the Greek original, contemporary idiom, thus striding at Homer’s sprightly pace and singing with a voice that echoes Homer’s music. Wilson’s odyssey captures the beauty and enchantment of this ancient poem as well as the suspense and drama of its narrative.

3 maps oxford university Press USA. University Press Group Ltd. Maps drawn especially for this volume, and extensive notes and summaries of each book make this an Odyssey that will be treasured by a new generation of scholars, students, a pronunciation glossary, and general readers alike. Used book in Good Condition.

The Odyssey #ad - Penguin Classics. A lean, fleet-footed translation that recaptures Homer’s “nimble gallop” and brings an ancient epic to new life. The first great adventure story in the western canon, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and the yearning for home.

In this fresh, monsters, authoritative version―the first English translation of The Odyssey by a woman―this stirring tale of shipwrecks, and magic comes alive in an entirely new way. Its characters are unforgettable, telemachus, to the “complicated” hero himself, whose interventions guide and protect the hero, many tricks, a man of many disguises, who struggles to achieve adulthood and find his father; from the cautious, and many moods, who somehow keeps clamoring suitors at bay during her husband’s long absence, and miserable Penelope, to the awkward teenage son, from the cunning goddess Athena, clever, who emerges in this translation as a more fully rounded human being than ever before.

A fascinating introduction provides an informative overview of the Bronze Age milieu that produced the epic, the major themes of the poem, the controversies about its origins, and the unparalleled scope of its impact and influence.

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The Landmark Julius Caesar: The Complete Works: Gallic War, Civil War, Alexandrian War, African War, and Spanish War

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Pantheon #ad - These were written by three unknown authors who were clearly eyewitnesses and probably Roman officers. Caesar’s clear and direct prose provides a riveting depiction of ancient warfare and, a persuasive portrait for the Roman people and for us of Caesar himself as a brilliant, moderate, not incidentally, and effec­tive leader—an image that was key to his final success.

Kurt A. The landmark julius caesar is the definitive edition of the five works that chronicle the mil­itary campaigns of Julius Caesar. Used book in Good Condition. Raaflaub’s masterful translation skillfully brings out the clarity and elegance of Caesar’s style, together with such Landmark features as maps, and illustrations, detailed annotations, appendices, and this, will provide every reader from lay person to scholar with a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

The Landmark Julius Caesar: The Complete Works: Gallic War, Civil War, Alexandrian War, African War, and Spanish War #ad - With 2-color text, maps, and illustrations throughout; web essays available at http://www. Thelandmarkcaesar. Com/ oxford university Press USA. Penguin Classics. Accompanying caesar’s own commentaries are three short but essential additional works, known to us as the Alexandrian War, the African War, and the Spanish War.

Together, these five narratives present a comprehensive picture of military and political developments leading to the collapse of the Roman republic and the advent of the Roman Empire.

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Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941

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Penguin Press #ad - While stalin revived a great power, building a formidable industrialized military, the Soviet Union was effectively alone and surrounded by perceived enemies. Stephen kotkin’s stalin: waiting for hitler, 1929–1941 is the story of how a political system forged an unparalleled personality and vice versa.

Pantheon Books. Pulitzer prize-finalist stephen kotkin has written the definitive biography of joseph stalin, ” otherwise known as collectivization, Joseph Stalin, formally ordered the systematic conversion of the world’s largest peasant economy into “socialist modernity, having already achieved dictatorial power over the vast Soviet Empire, from collectivization and the Great Terror to the conflict with Hitler's Germany that is the signal event of modern world history   In 1929, regardless of the cost.

Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 #ad - Building and running a dictatorship, with life and death power over hundreds of millions, made Stalin into the uncanny figure he became. Oxford university Press USA. By 1934, when the soviet union had stabilized and socialism had been implanted in the countryside, praise for his stunning anti-capitalist success came from all quarters.

University Press Group Ltd. But stalin did not flinch. The wholesale collectivization of some 120 million peasants necessitated levels of coercion that were extreme even for Russia, and the resulting mass starvation elicited criticism inside the party even from those Communists committed to the eradication of capitalism.

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Grant

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Penguin Press #ad - This is america's greatest biographer, bringing movingly to life one of our finest but most underappreciated presidents. His business ventures had ended dismally, and despite distinguished service in the Mexican War he ended up resigning from the army in disgrace amid recurring accusations of drunkenness.

Pantheon Books. Grant’s military fame translated into a two-term presidency, but one plagued by corruption scandals involving his closest staff members. Before the Civil War, Grant was flailing. Grant. The definitive biography, grant is a grand synthesis of painstaking research and literary brilliance that makes sense of all sides of Grant's life, explaining how this simple Midwesterner could at once be so ordinary and so extraordinary.

Named one of the best books of the year by goodreads • amazon • the New York Times • Newsday • BookPage • Barnes and Noble • Wall Street Journal Oxford university Press USA. Used book in Good Condition. Lee. But in war, soaring through the ranks of the union army, Grant began to realize his remarkable potential, prevailing at the battle of Shiloh and in the Vicksburg campaign, and ultimately defeating the legendary Confederate general Robert E.

Grant #ad - Ulysses S. Along the way, grant endeared himself to President Lincoln and became his most trusted general and the strategic genius of the war effort. More important, he sought freedom and justice for black Americans, who called him “the vigilant, impartial, firm, working to crush the Ku Klux Klan and earning the admiration of Frederick Douglass, and wise protector of my race.

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