Victory (Conrad)

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Victory: An Island Tale  (1915) 
by Joseph Conrad

Once regarded as comparatively minor amongst Conrad's works, Victory has grown in reputation. Its depiction of the central character, Axel Heyst, and his renunciation of the world, is influenced by Conrad's reading of Schopenhauer. Heyst's alienation stems in large part from a somewhat ascetic upbringing. During the course of the novel, however, Heyst is drawn to commit to life when he falls in love with Lena, a girl in a ladies' touring orchestra.Excerpted from Victory (novel) on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.



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