Typhoon and Other Stories

Typhoon and Other Stories

Introduction by: J. H. Stape
Editor: J. H. Stape

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141441955
  • 320 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


Four classic stories of the sea by Joseph Conrad: “Typhoon,” “Amy Foster,” “Falk,” and “Tomorrow”

These powerful stories, as Conrad critic Paul Kirschner has observed, present “a chiaroscuro of sea and land life in an alternating rhythm of hope and despair.” In “Typhoon,” a storm upends a captain’s complacency, hurling him and his crew into a terrifying battle with nature. “Amy Foster” tells the story of an Eastern European immigrant shipwrecked off the coast of England, and his ultimately doomed love affair with the dim-witted Amy Foster. In “Falk,” the protagonist harbors a terrible secret that inhibits his ability to confront the woman he loves and find the wife he longs for. And in “Tomorrow,” the son of a retired sea captain, who has been waiting years for his boy to come home, finally returns, but only because he is destitute and needs money.


“My own conviction, sweeping all those reaches of living fiction I know, is that Conrad’s figure stands out from the field like the Alps from the Piedmont plain.” —H. L. Mencken
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