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"Joseph Conrad's classic oceanic adventure pits the will of man against the sheer destructive force of nature The decks of the Nan-Shan boast young and imaginative first mate Jukes and no-nonsense captain MacWhirr. But when the ocean turns violent and the skies darken ominously, will the captain's skepticism and the crew's foolhardiness be the Nan-Shan's undoing? Based on Conrad's experiences as a sailor aboard a turn-of-the-century freighter, this thrilling adventure has at its center the titular typhoon--a force threatening untold death and destruction, and humbling even the greatest of men. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.".
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781504013727
Branch Call Number: FICTION Con
Description: 1 online resource (116 pages)
Additional Contributors: Watts, Cedric 1937-
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