Victory: An Island Tale (Paperback)

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Set in the islands of the Malay Archipelago, Victory tells the story of a disillusioned Swede, Axel Heyst, who rescues Lena, a young English musician, from the clutches of a brutish German hotel owner. Seeking refuge at Heyst’s remote island retreat on Samburan, the couple is soon besieged by three villains dispatched by the enraged hotelier. The arrival on the island paradise of this trio of fiends sets off a terrifying series of events that ultimately ends in catastrophe.

“With Victory, Conrad inaugurated a new style and aesthetic,” writes Peter Lancelot Mallios in his Introduction. “The tremendous literary sophistication to be found in Victory does not result in the exclusion of the popular reader.”

The text of this Modern Library Paperback Classic was set from the first British edition, published by Methuen & Co. in 1915.

About the Author


Peter Lancelot Mallios is an assistant professor of English and American Studies at the University of Maryland.

Praise for Victory: An Island Tale…


“I am glad that I am alive, if, for no other reason, because of the joy of reading this book.” —Jack London

Product Details ISBN-10: 0375759085
ISBN-13: 9780375759086
Published: Modern Library, 07/08/2003
Pages: 432
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 10
Maximum Age: 13
Minimum Grade Level: 5th Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 8th Grade


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