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Lord Jim : a tale

Joseph Conrad, Lynd Ward (Lithographer), Nicholas Monsarrat (Writer of introduction), Carl Purington Rollins (Book designer), Heritage Press (New York, N.Y.) (Publisher), Russell-Rutter Company (Binder), Oxford Paper Company (Papermaker)
This is the story of a young sailor going from island to island in search of identity in the late 19th century ... The eponymous Jim is a young, good-looking, genial, and naive water-clerk on the Patna, a cargo ship plying Asian waters. He is, we are told, "the kind of fellow you would, on the strength of his looks, leave in charge of the deck." He also harbors romantic fantasies of adventure and heroism--which are promptly scuttled one night when the ship collides with an obstacle and begins to sink. Acting on impulse, Jim jumps overboard and lands in a lifeboat, which happens to be bearing the unscrupulous captain and his cohorts away from the disaster. The Patna, however, manages to stay afloat. The foundering vessel is towed into port--and since the officers have strategically vanished, Jim is left to stand trial for abandoning the ship and its 800 passengers. Stripped of his seaman's license, convinced of his own cowardice, Jim sets out on a tragic and transcendent search for redemption ... --Teri Kief at
Print Book, English, ©1959
Heritage Press, New York, ©1959
x, [4], 407 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Half title
Designed by Carl Purington Rollins ... Paper manufactured by Oxford Paper Company, Rumford, Maine ... Binding by Russell-Rutter Company--(cf. Heritage Club Sandglass newsletter, no. IX:24)
Blue full cloth covered boards with silver stamped spine