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Youth (Version 2)

Gelesen von Peter Dann

(4,444 Sterne; 9 Bewertungen)

This short tale was first published in book form alongside 'Heart of Darkness' and 'The End of the Tether', the three tales representing youth, middle age and old age, respectively. One of Conrad's 'Marlow yarns', the story is based on the trouble-plagued, much-delayed and ultimately ill-fated voyage of the cargo vessel 'Palestine' (here, 'Judea') carrying coal from England to Bangkok in 1882-1883, on which Conrad served his first posting as second mate. The story is notable (and somewhat unusual, for Conrad) in the light-hearted buoyancy of the narrator's tone as he confronts difficulty after difficulty. (Summary by Peter Dann) (1 hr 17 min)


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(5 Sterne)

An enthralling story made all the more so by Peter's entertaining narration. Don't we all think we're indestructible when young ?

(5 Sterne)

Interesting view on the invincibility of youth