Victory

Victory


Introduction by: Robert Hampson
Editor: Robert Hampson

Format
Ebook
Price
$12.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101173893
  • 416 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Axel Heyst, a dreamer and a restless drifter, believes he can avoid suffering by cutting himself off from others. Then he becomes involved in the operation of a coal company on a remote island in the Malay Archipelago, and when it fails he turns his back on humanity once more. But his life alters when he rescues a young English girl, Lena, from Zangiacomo’s Ladies’ Orchestra and the evil innkeeper Schomberg, taking her to his island retreat. The affair between Heyst and Lena begins with her release, but the relationship shifts as Lena struggles to save Heyst from the detachment and isolation that have inhibited and influenced his life.

Marked by a violent and tragic conclusion, Victory is both a tale of rescue and adventure and a perceptive study of a complex relationship and of the power of love.

Praise

“I am glad that I am alive, if, for no other reason, because of the joy of reading this book.” —Jack London
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