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Youth 


—_— a ~ 
bai? ee er we 
a ee. A Teor 


Ler =- 


by 
Joseph Conrad 


Read for LibriVox by Peter Dann 


Youth by Joseph Conrad 
Read by Peter Dann. Total running time: 1:17:58 


This short tale was first published in book form alongside Heart of Darkness and The End of 
the Tether, the three tales representing youth, middle age and old age, respectively. One of 
Conrad's 'Marlow yarns’, the story is based on the trouble-plagued, much-delayed and 
ultimately ill-fated voyage of the cargo vessel Palestine (here, Judea) carrying coal from 
England to Bangkok in 1882-1883, on which Conrad served his first posting as second mate. 


The story is notable (and somewhat unusual, for Conrad) in the light-hearted buoyancy of 
the narrator's tone as he confronts difficulty after difficulty. (Summary by Peter Dann) 


Youth — Joseph Conrad 
peiuoy udesor — yuyno, 


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Cover picture by cocoparisienne (https://pixabay.com/photos/ship-sea-sunset-silhouette- 
clouds-1101168/). Copyright expired in U.S., Canada, EU. and all countries with author's life 
+70 yrs laws. Cover design by Peter Dann. This design is in the public domain.