• The Nigger of the Narcissus

  • By: Joseph Conrad
  • Narrated by: Harry Shaw
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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The Nigger of the Narcissus

By: Joseph Conrad
Narrated by: Harry Shaw
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Publisher's summary

First published in 1897, The Nigger of the Narcissus is the story of a black West Indian, James Wait, who signs aboard the Narcissus, a merchant sailing ship on a journey from Bombay to London. Wait almost immediately becomes ill and bedridden for the remainder of the journey, splitting the crew into factions. The Nigger of the Narcissus has long been considered one of Joseph Conrad's best and most important works. Unfortunately, the title has caused the book to be little read and largely ignored in modern times.

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