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The Shadow-Line is a novel by Joseph Conrad that is based at sea. The novella has often been cited as a metaphor of the First World War, given its timing and references to a long struggle, the importance of camaraderie, etc. This viewpoint may also be reinforced by the knowledge that Conrad's elder son, Borys, was wounded in the First World War. Others however see the novel as having a strong supernatural influence, referring to various plot-lines in the novella such as the 'ghost' of the previous captain potentially cursing the ship, and the madness of first mate Mr Burns.
This book has 111 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1917.
Production notes: This ebook of The Shadow-Line was published by Global Grey in 2018.
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