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The Rover #2020

The Rover A novel of naval life in Napoleonic France After forty years of piracy on Eastern seas Citizen Peyrol returns to his native France a country now ravaged and scarred by revolution and war Looking for

  • Title: The Rover
  • Author: Joseph Conrad
  • ISBN: 9781410102836
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Rover By Joseph Conrad, A novel of naval life in Napoleonic France After forty years of piracy on Eastern seas, Citizen Peyrol returns to his native France, a country now ravaged and scarred by revolution and war Looking for peace in which to end his days, he withdraws to a safe harbor in a remote farmhouse on Escampobar Peninsula, which looks out to the distant Mediterranean, where the lovelyA novel of naval life in Napoleonic France After forty years of piracy on Eastern seas, Citizen Peyrol returns to his native France, a country now ravaged and scarred by revolution and war Looking for peace in which to end his days, he withdraws to a safe harbor in a remote farmhouse on Escampobar Peninsula, which looks out to the distant Mediterranean, where the lovely Arlette lives with her aunt and the revolutionary Scevola But the arrival of young Lieutenant Real calls Peyrol once again to action in a mission of danger, patriotism and heroism This was the last novel of Joseph Conrad, a Polish born English novelist best known in his own time as a writer of sea stories He is now admired as a novelist of moral exploration and a master of narrative technique a major 20th century novelist.

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    1. I was absorbed into this one, possibly because I hadn t read Conrad in a while, but it hit the spot It slacks a bit here and there, but simply by merit of being Conrad s last book I found it worthwhile and even astounding in a sort of piecemeal way It was not maddeningly or achingly good, but as a solid tale it stands quite well You might say, even in the choppy prevailing conditions, it had sea legs.It wouldn t be my recommendation for someone new to Conrad for them there s always The Secret Ag [...]

    2. The last novel Conrad completed does not suffer from the Last Book Worst Book syndrome that can occasionally plague authors as they unfortunately run out of new ideas and go through the motions Not that Conrad does not revisit his favorite themes in this one it is very Conradian Empire, the sea duh , sacrifice and redemption, guilt and self forgiveness, espionage, and the complications of love to the seaman.Peyrol may be Conrad s most human protagonist and I think he might be my favorite Conrad [...]

    3. Joseph Conrad s knowledge of the sea and international events in the 18th and 19th century are used to great effect in his last novel Peyrol is a French master gunner seeking retirement and solitude in the coastal hills of a farmhouse Inn in the south of France The French Revolution has citizens spying on citizens and although old Peyrol tries to distance himself from political events he eventually finds no option but to carry out one last heroic act of patriotism for his country Another classic [...]

    4. This is much accessible than many of Conrad s novels The reader is engaged from the outset and there is no wondering who the characters are, and no confusing unreliable narrator stuff It is a simple story told by a master of psychology, a wizard with language and a man with profound sympathy for the human condition Simply, Conrad is one of our greatest writers.

    5. The Rover was Conrad s last book and probably one of his accessible stories A little background on the French Revolution comes in handy to know what a sans cullotte and a ci devant are since the terms appear regularly throughout the story Otherwise, a great novel with some plot twists, romance, mystery and a satisfying ending depending how you look at it, I suppose.

    6. I enjoyed Conrad s writing style, along with the nautical theme of the book A bit ponderous at times, but it kept me coming back to see what would happen next A very interesting ending as well

    7. Really enjoyed this Inspiring story of an old man written at the end of Conrad s life Very different prose style to his major works.

    8. It is sort of a psychological thriller mashup of Robert Louis Stevenson, Alexandre Dumas and yes, Joseph Conrad.

    9. While there have been better Joseph Conrad novels, The Rover was a fitting and touching end to the long writing career of one of the greatest writers of the late nineteenth early twentieth century Indeed it is hard not to see something of Conrad himself in Peyrol, the sailor who gives up the sea, and returns to land, yet who always has his heart still with the sea.Of course The Rover was not intended to be Conrad s last work, and he was still working on other books at the time of his death Howev [...]

    10. This was a little hard to follow at times I needed an atlas to figure out where things were happening, sometimes it was stories about things that happened in the past The other book needed or website was translation from French to English, since this story took place in France it has a lot of phrases I didn t know It starts out not long after the French Revolution, deals with the after effects It reminds me of what I ve heard about the revolution in Russia.

    11. The end of it is really gripping and beautiful, but the first 75% are long and a little boring Conrad really knows how to write about the sea and seamen, but gets a little lost at land I think Still some beautiful sentences about old age creeping up on Peyrol, the main character How he suddenly, once pr twice, realizes for aminute that he got old How far away he is from all the distant memories of his adventurous youth tha form his constant entourage There are beautiful things in this book, with [...]

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