By Joseph Conrad
Axel Heyst, a dreamer and a stressed drifter, believes he can keep away from ache by means of slicing himself off from others. Then he turns into interested in the operation of a coal corporation on a distant island within the Malay Archipelago, and whilst it fails he turns his again on humanity once again. yet his existence alters whilst he rescues a tender English woman, Lena, from Zangiacomo's Ladies' Orchestra and the evil innkeeper Schomberg, taking her to his island retreat. The affair among Heyst and Lena starts together with her unencumber, however the dating shifts as Lena struggles to save lots of Heyst from the detachment and isolation that experience inhibited and encouraged his lifestyles. Marked by means of a violent and tragic end, Victory is either a story of rescue and event and a perceptive learn of a posh courting and of the ability of affection.