Joseph Conrad
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Joseph Conrad

Polish author Joseph Conrad is considered to be one of the greatest English-language novelists, a remarkable achievement considering English was not his first language. Conrad s literary works often featured a nautical setting, reflecting the influences of his early career in the Merchant Navy, and his depictions of the struggles of the human spirit in a cold, indifferent world are best exemplified in such seminal works as Heart of Darkness, Lord JimM, The Secret Agent, Nostromo, and Typhoon. Regarded as a forerunner of modernist literature, Conrad s writing style and characters have influenced such distinguished writers as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, William S. Burroughs, Hunter S. Thompson, and George Orwell, among many others. Many of Conrad s novels have been adapted for film, most notably Heart of Darkness, which served as the inspiration and foundation for Francis Ford Coppola s 1979 film Apocalypse Now.

Conrad Fischer, M.D., is one of the most experienced educators in medicine today. His breadth of teaching extends from medical students to USMLE prep to Specialty Board exams. In addition, Dr. Fischer is the Associate Chief of Medicine for Educational and Academic Activities at SUNY Downstate School of Medicine, and is an Attending Physician at King's County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Fischer has been Chairman of Medicine for Kaplan Medical since 1999, and has held Residency Program Director positions at both Maimonides Medical Center and Flushing Hospital in New York City.

Sonia Reichert, MD., is the Director of Medical Curriculum for Kaplan Medical.

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    • Heart of Darkness: A Signature Performance by Kenneth Branagh

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,353
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,880
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,881

    This significant piece of literature by Joseph Conrad is a moody, symbolic narrative that follows Charles Marlow as he retells his early days as a steamboat captain on the Congo River....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Conrad's Brilliant & Wild Novella

    • By Darwin8u on 11-21-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Typhoon

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Typhoon is the story of a steamship and her crew beset by a tempest and of the captain whose dogged courage is tested to the limit....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great classic, very well narrated

    • By Dennis on 11-19-12

    Regular price: $9.80

    • The Secret Sharer

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Wendy Ellison Mullen
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    A young sea captain discovers a stowaway - and allows him to stay, eventually seeing in him a reflection of himself. Or perhaps that's all there ever was....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Conrad's literary rigging is tight.

    • By Darwin8u on 04-06-13

    Regular price: $8.39

    • Lord Jim (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    When Jim, a young merchant seaman, joins a ship carrying Muslims to Mecca, he's flush with heroic daydreams. But after only a few days aboard, the Patna hits something in the night and begins to take on water. In a crucial moment that tests his courage, Jim cowers and abandons ship....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating character study, also an adventure

    • By T. Anderson on 08-05-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Nostromo

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Joseph Conrad’s multilayered masterpiece tells of one nation's violent revolution and one hero's moral degeneration....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Almost PERFECT Novel.

    • By Darwin8u on 05-09-12

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Typhoon

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Typhoon is the story of an old steamer and a veteran captain. This story is a penetrating look at the human spirit in the face of disaster....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Batten Down the Hatches

    • By HIYBRID on 02-15-13

    Regular price: $5.57

    • The Secret Agent

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    The Secret Agent is a Victorian terrorist tale that has found a new audience with today's audiences....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Typically good Conrad but . . .

    • By Tom on 09-27-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Youth [Classic Tales Edition]

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Marlowe tells a tale of his youth before he ventured into the heart of darkness. After several false starts, he signs as second officer on a trading ship to Bangkok....

    Regular price: $4.19

    • The Secret Sharer

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    When the new captain takes over command of his first ship for the homeward voyage from the Gulf of Siam, he surprises his crew by taking the first nightwatch himself....

    Regular price: $6.19

    • Victory

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    From one of the greatest modern writers in world literature comes a magnificent story of love, adventure, and rescue played out against the shimmering South Seas....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful, sad and powerful

    • By Darwin8u on 01-20-13

    Regular price: $31.49

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