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Feb. 20th, 2011 01:30 pm
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Freya of the Seven Isles (The Art of the Novella)Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I liked the prose, the characters were vivid and the setting was great. If someone had pointed out to me that a lot of Conrad's stories and books have a marine setting, I would have picked up his books a long time ago. I educated myself now and read about him on Wikipedia. I also added Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim to my list of books-you-should-read-before-you-die and my ever growing free Kindle library.

For someone whose first or second language was not English, Conrad wrote in it beautifully. I am not a big fan of using letters as a plot device to bring the narrative forward, but other than that I enjoyed this story very much, despite the tragic ending.

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