Biography: Born Josef Teodor Konrad Walecz Korzeniowski in Russia in 1857, the author of such famous novels as Lord Jim (1900) and Heart of Darkness (1902) is better known by the name he took upon becoming a British citizen, Joseph Conrad. An ocean adventurer as well as a writer, Conrad was a master mariner before he began his career as a novelist. Conrad's stories combine realism and high drama to create a distinctive atmosphere for his characters, whether they find themselves lost at sea, negotiating high society, or embroiled in international politics.

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  1. The Rescue: A Romance of the Shallows
    The Rescue: A Romance of the Shallows

    by Joseph Conrad

    The Rescue: A Romance of the Shallows
    by Joseph Conrad

    Rating: 2.2/5 (163 votes cast)

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    Emotionally and physically stranded, Captain Tom Lingard finds himself, his English yacht, and his passengers at the mercy of a dishonorable Malayan prince and his subjects. Only one woman understands the dilemma facing the captain -- to save his white passengers, or sacrifice them to the natives.

    Category: Romantic Suspense

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  2. Chance
    Chance
    by Joseph Conrad

    Rating: 2.3/5 (175 votes cast)

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    Miss Flora de Barral is the daughter of an imprisoned swindler left to fend for herself, with no real standing in society. She must depend on the kindness of strangers, and some kindnesses come with strings attached. Will meeting Captain Anthony give Flora the dignity and happiness she seeks? The story is told by several different perspectives in this romance novel, the first of Conrad's works to be a popular success.

    Categories: Romance, Inspirational Romance

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