Lord Jim is one of my favourite books written by Joseph Conrad. Lord Jim tells the story of Jim, a romantic boy who dreams of adventures in a ship, of rescuing people from a shipwreck and becoming a hero. In reality faced with similar circumstances as his dreams, he fails to become a hero. This inability haunts him all his life. Years roll by he becomes a Governor of an Island but his failure haunts him. I absolutely love this book.
Have you read this or any other book by Conrad?