Oxford World's Classics: Chance (World Classics)

By Joseph Conrad

'no attention, no delicacy, no tenderness, no scruples may still stand within the method of a girl ... from taking the shortest minimize in the direction of securing for herself the simplest attainable existence'

Chance(1914) was once the 1st of Conrad's novels to deliver him renowned luck and it holds a distinct position between his works. It tells the tale of flowers de Barral, a weak and deserted younger lady who's 'like a beggar,without a correct to something yet compassion'. After her bankrupt father is imprisoned, she learns the cruel proven fact that a lady in her place 'has no assets yet in herself. Her basically technique of motion is to be what she is.' Flora's lengthy fight to accomplish a few dignity and happiness makes her Conrad's such a lot relocating lady personality.

Reflecting the modern curiosity within the New girl and the Suffragette query, Chance additionally marks the ultimate visual appeal of Marlow, Conrad's foremost and clever narrator. This revised variation makes use of the English first variation textual content and has a brand new chronology and bibliography.
in regards to the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the widest variety of literature from world wide. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative worthwhile gains, together with specialist introductions by way of best gurus, worthwhile notes to elucidate the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional research, and lots more and plenty extra.

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