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 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,093
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,634
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,636

    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

    • Nostromo

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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

    • Lord Jim

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Jim, the first mate aboard a small steamer named the Patna, travels from port to port in the Pacific Ocean....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! This Blew My Mind.

    • By Harry Haller on 07-21-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Secret Agent

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 90

    Written in 1907 and set in Edwardian London, The Secret Agent resonates just as strongly in today's world, where a handful of fanatics can still play mad politics....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Novel of Madness in a Time of Despair.

    • By Darwin8u on 07-24-12

    Regular price: $19.56

    • Typhoon

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    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

    • Victory

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    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

    • Under Western Eyes

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Under Western Eyes, Conrad's novel of political treachery and oppression, begins with a bomb that kills a hated Russian minister of police along with innocent bystanders....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect narrator, great story

    • By Carolyn in Ben Lomond on 01-09-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Typhoon

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    A steamship is caught in the midst of a vicious typhoon, and the impending disaster brings out the best and the worst in the crew....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cooks a brilliant story out of a storm ...

    • By Darwin8u on 02-05-13

    Regular price: $13.99

    • El Corazón de las Tinieblas [Heart of Darkness]

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Pablo López
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Marlowe, un marinero, cuenta a sus compañeros, como consiguió trabajo de piloto y realizó un viaje por el río Congo....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sonolibro tiene unos terrible efectos especiales

    • By Ignacio Garcia on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $4.19

    • Nostromo

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Nostromo is a colorful and adventurous tale set in the fictional South American country of Costaguana. In the midst of a revolution, the citizens of Costaguana live under a brutal dictatorship....

    Regular price: $24.95

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