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Lord Jim: Introduction
Lord Jim: Plot Summary
Lord Jim: Detailed Summary & Analysis
Lord Jim: Themes
Lord Jim: Quotes
Lord Jim: Characters
Lord Jim: Symbols
Lord Jim: Literary Devices
Lord Jim: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of Joseph Conrad
Historical Context of Lord Jim
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- Full Title: Lord Jim
- When Written: Late 19th century
- Where Written: England
- When Published: 1900
- Literary Period: Modernism
- Genre: Adventure Novel, Psychological Novel
- Setting: Various ports in Southeast Asia and a remote village called Patusan
- Climax: Jim learns that his actions have indirectly caused Dain Waris to be killed.
- Antagonist: Gentleman Brown, Jim’s own guilt
- Point of View: Third Person
Extra Credit for Lord Jim
Famous Last Words. Joseph Conrad, a writer who was fluent in at least three languages, has his name spelled wrong on his tombstone.
First-Name Basis. While many characters in Lord Jim are referred to by their last names, Jim is only ever called by his first name—his last name is never revealed.