Lord Jim

Lord Jim

Book - 1931
Average Rating:
5
1
Rate this:
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, [1931]
Characteristics: v-vii, [1], vii-ix, 417 p. ; 18 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

s
SeattleSaul
Aug 10, 2017

I could not get interested enough in this to read much. It is supposed to be one of the great works of writing, but I found it overly done in metaphors, lacking in a solid base of where we’re starting at, and no characters that drew my interest. I did not give it a “star” rating since I did not read much of it, so I leave that to other readers.

p
patch666
Mar 22, 2017

S great book

f
fugeninkan
Feb 14, 2017

I read Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer in college, which was awhile ago, but had never read anything else by Conrad. After hearing Burroughs talk about him I decided to read more of his stuff. Lord Jim I found to be difficult reading. It is very dense and detailed and sometimes I became pretty impatient with it because of the slow pace in which the story is told. One part of the book, maybe five or ten pages I just skipped. A few times I just skimmed for awhile to get on with the tale. But it's not as difficult as Henry James or Joyce. And the story is actually pretty engaging. One other reviewer called Jim a "miserable cur" which I have to disagree with. He makes a terrible mistake for which he can never forget or entirely forgive. But he makes a great effort to redeem himself and to conduct himself in an honorable way. I also liked reading about the seafaring life of the 1880's and life on the tropical islands. After finishing the book I have to say that was worth the effort.

Tyler__J Jun 09, 2015

I am in awe of several things, but mostly the language. This is prose that could stand in the ring with Melville and give as good as it took. As penetrating a look into the meaning of honor - or what honor used to mean a hundred years ago - as anything ever written.

w
wbellott
Aug 06, 2011

I just couldn't get into it. I guess I'm not a Conrad fan. I found Conrad's style and characters tiresome. Jim *is* a miserable cur.

Summary

Add a Summary

FavouriteFiction Sep 30, 2009

Jim, a naive water-clerk on a cargo ship, jumps off when the ship starts to sink. Since the Captain and officers cannot be found Jim is tried for abandoning the ship and its 800 passengers.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

  Loading...
MARINet owns a similar edition of this title.

View originally-listed edition

Report edition-matching error

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top