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BOOK OF THE MONTH
THE ICKABOG
J.K. Rowling
1299

'The Ickabog is coming... A mythical monster, a kingdom in peril, an adventure...(+)

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Victory
Joseph Conrad

Classification : Others
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2009
Imprint : Everyman Classics
Page Extent : TBC
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789350090190
Price : 250

About the book
"I'll drift,' Heyst had said to himself. He did not mean intellectually or sentimentally or morally. He meant to drift altogether and literally, body and soul, like a detached leaf ... Heyst was known in the East Indies as a character: a perfect gentleman, a Swedish Baron, 'enchanted' Heyst, a dreamer. For years he had drifted harmlessly around the islands. Then, after a failed business venture, he settles alone on Samburan, only to emerge to steal Lena - violinist with the touring Ladies' Orchestra at the Schomberg Hotel - right from under Schomberg's lustful gaze. But Schomberg sends to the island three outlaws, and Samburan becomes the setting for a final duel of character. The most comprehensive paperback edition available, with introduction, notes, selected criticism, text summary and chronology of Conrad's life and times"

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