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Penguin Classics: Joseph Conrad

A selection of Phil Hale's stunning covers for Penguin's modern repackaging of Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness and the Congo Diary
Illustration: Phil Hale
Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim
Illustration: Phil Hale
Joseph Conrad, Nostromo
Illustration: Phil Hale 
Joseph Conrad, The Secret Agent
Illustration: Phil Hale
Joseph Conrad, Typhoon and Other Stories
Illustration: Phil Hale
The following is from a 2007 posting at Caustic Cover Critic: 'It was pleasantly surprising to me, then, to see that [Phil] Hale has been commissioned to produce new cover images for six of Penguin Classics' new editions of Joseph Conrad. Conrad is one of my favourites; he writes wonderfully, and (as with the great Nabokov) English was his third language. Interestingly, in his autobiography, Conrad says that it wasn't until he knew English that he felt he could be a writer. A love affair with the language itself led to his career change.' [Read More]

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