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The Nigger of the 'Narcissus'


The Nigger of the 'Narcissus': A Tale of the Forecastle (1897; also subtitled A Tale of the Sea and published in the US as The Children of the Sea) is a novella by Joseph Conrad. Because of its quality compared to earlier works, some have described it as marking the start of Conrad's major, or middle, period; others have placed it as the best work of his early, or first, period.
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original title: The Nigger of the 'Narcissus'
date of publication: 1897
genre: novella, novel
follows: An Outcast of the Islands
followed by: Heart of Darkness

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