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The N-word of the Narcissus

WordBridge Publishing has performed a public service in putting Joseph Conrad's neglected classic into a form accessible to modern readers. This new version addresses the reason for its neglect: the profusion of the so-called n-word throughout its pages. Hence, the introduction of "n-word" throughout the text, to remove this offence to modern sensibilities. The N-word of the Narcissus tells the tale of a fateful voyage of a British sailing ship, and on that voyage the ability of a lone black man to take the crew hostage. The ability of this man to manipulate an entire ship's crew can no longer be seen as a mere exercise in storytelling…

Submitted:Jan 2, 2010
Author:Joseph Conrad
Brand:WordBridge Publishing
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2 diggs • 0 comments • Jan 2, 2010

The N-word of the Narcissus

On sale now at Amazon, a 'new' version of Joseph Conrad's "The Nigger of the Narcissus", revised by Ruben Alvarado to "a form accessible to modern readers". Seems that the n-word is not the only thing that may have changed from the original text... check out the product description, and the reviews.