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
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    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

    • The Secret Agent

    • A Simple Tale
    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Mr Verloc, the secret agent, keeps a shop in London's Soho where he lives with his wife Winnie, her infirm mother, and her idiot brother...

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    • Lord Jim

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Mike Dolan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    "Lord Jim" is a novel by Joseph Conrad originally published as a serial in Blackwood's Magazine from October 1899 to November 1900...

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    • The Secret Agent

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
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    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 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
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    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

    • Typhoon

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
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    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

    • Nostromo

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

    • 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 32
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
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    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

    • 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
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      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

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