It was menial work, but Jim seemed fairly happy, and everyone liked him. They knew him simply as "Jim.
Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim, first published in Eng-land inhas long been acknowledged as a very difficult book for readers to understand, especially on the first read. However, those who have taken the time to understand the book acknowledge that the effort is worth it.
Lord Jim, which Conrad began as a short sketch, grew into a novel that is widely recognized for its modernism—its tendency to buck the conventional narrative trends of its day.
The most obvious technique that Conrad used was a shifting form of narration, in which the reader hears a tale first from one narrator, then another, and finally from several disparate accounts. Like many Conrad novels, this book features autobiographical elements from Conrad's own naval past.
The story concerns a young man named Jim, who undertakes the training to become a naval officer, but his certificate is revoked when he deserts his ship during a crisis, leaving eight hundred Moslem pilgrims to what he thinks is a certain death—although the pilgrims live to tell the tale of his cowardice.
Jim continually runs from this past, eventually to Patusan, a remote island in the Far East. Here, Jim starts fresh, earning the respect of the natives, who call him Lord Jim and attribute his many successes to supernatural powers. Jim must face the fears from his old life, however, and his ability to finally do this leads to the novel's tragic and ambiguous ending.
Conrad's tale is so complex and open to individual interpretation that many critics have noted that the book has no one meaning and that it is all based on a paradox.
However, this ambiguity has captivated readers for over a hundred years, and since its publication, many have regarded the book as Conrad's best.
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Some . Conrad had spent much of the time between and in the area that is now Indonesia. (The second half of the novel takes place there, in the village of Patusan on the island of Borneo.) Typical of Conrad’s work, Lord Jim emerges from real events to take on a life of its own.
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About Lord Jim Lord Jim Summary. This lesson presents a summary and overview of one of Joseph Conrad's most famous novels, ''Lord Jim''. Read on to discover a brief analysis of the novel. Lord Jim is the story of a man named Marlow's struggle to tell and to understand the life story of a man named Jim.
Jim is a promising young man who goes to sea as a youth. Jim is a promising young man who goes to sea as a youth.