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Freya of the Seven Isles Book by Joseph Conrad
A Conradian romance: a sweeping saga set in the Indian Ocean basin, against a turbulent background of barely suppressed hostilities between Dutch and British merchant navies, told by one of Conrad’s classic detached narrators. In the end, the unique perspective of the sharply etched character of Freya is one of Conrad’s most piercing studies of how the lust for power can drive men to greatness—or its opposite.
Joseph Conrad (3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he came to be regarded a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. Conrad wrote stories and novels, many with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of what he saw as an impassive, inscrutable universe. Conrad is considered an early modernist,[note 4] though his works contain elements of 19th-century realism. His narrative style and anti-heroic characters, as in Lord Jim, for example, have influenced numerous authors. Many dramatic films have been adapted from, or inspired by, his works. Numerous writers and critics have commented that Conrad’s fictional works, written largely in the first two decades of the 20th century, seem to have anticipated later world events. Writing near the peak of the British Empire, Conrad drew on the national experiences of his native Poland – during nearly all his life, parceled out among three occupying empires – and on his own experiences in the French and British merchant navies, to create short stories and novels that reflect aspects of a European-dominated world – including imperialism and colonialism – and that profoundly explore the human psyche. Postcolonial analysis of Conrad’s work has incited considerable debate; author Chinua Achebe published an article denouncing Heart of Darkness, while other scholars such as Adam Hochschild and Peter Edgerly Firchow have disagreed with Achebe’s conclusions.
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|Persian Title||کتاب فریای هفت جزیره اثر جوزف کنراد|