Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. The stories contained in this volume take rank with the most mature and romantic of his works. The charming love and adventure of the life that he depicts in remote places confirm the growing belief that he is among the greatest of living creative writers. The story of The Nigger of the Narcissus have started when a black sailor with tuberculosis boards the ship Narcissus. The shadow of death falls across the ship and the lingering gloom brings out both the best and the worst in the crew.