The Rover by Joseph Conrad audiobook

The Rover

By Joseph Conrad
Directed by Claire Bloom
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Blackstone Publishing
9.11 Hours 1
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As the Revolution rages in France, a seafarer named Peyrol, a master-gunner in the French republican navy, pirate, and for nearly fifty years “rover of the outer seas,” comes to the end of a lifetime lived on the seas and seeks refuge in a remote farmhouse on the French Riviera. As he attempts to settle into a peaceful existence, Peyrol struggles to redefine himself and returns to the sea for one final voyage. The Rover is the last complete novel written by Joseph Conrad, and was published in 1923 shortly before his death. Conrad placed on the title page an epigraph taken from Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene: Sleep after toyle, port after stormie seas, Ease after warre, death after life, does greatly please This also became Conrad’s epitaph.

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As the Revolution rages in France, a seafarer named Peyrol, a master-gunner in the French republican navy, pirate, and for nearly fifty years “rover of the outer seas,” comes to the end of a lifetime lived on the seas and seeks refuge in a remote farmhouse on the French Riviera. As he attempts to settle into a peaceful existence, Peyrol struggles to redefine himself and returns to the sea for one final voyage.

The Rover is the last complete novel written by Joseph Conrad, and was published in 1923 shortly before his death. Conrad placed on the title page an epigraph taken from Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene:

Sleep after toyle, port after stormie seas,
Ease after warre, death after life, does greatly please

This also became Conrad’s epitaph.

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Author Bio: Joseph Conrad

Author Bio: Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad (Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) (1857–1924) was born in Ukraine. Raised by an uncle after the death of his parents, he educated himself by reading widely in Polish and French. At age twenty-one he began a long career sailing the seas on French merchant vessels, after which he went to London and began writing, using the romance and adventure of his own life for his incomparable sea novels.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 9.11
Audience: Adult
Language: English