A Smile of Fortune
by Joseph Conrad
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2012
Number of pages: 124
Embarking in the tropics, a ship's captain makes the instant acquaintance of a seemingly genial Mr. Jacobus and his irritable brother. The Smile of Fortune is a masterly tale of misplaced loyalty, family feuds, and illicit bargaining.
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by Joseph Conrad - ManyBooks
The three stories contained in this volume take rank with the most mature and romantic of Conrad's work. The charming love and adventure of the life which he depicts in remote places confirm the belief that he is among the greatest creative writers.
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by Joseph Conrad - eBooks@Adelaide
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