By Joseph Conrad

ISBN-10: 1781663815

ISBN-13: 9781781663813

The memoirs of the well-known Polish-British novelist Joseph Conrad.

Show description

Read or Download A Personal Record PDF

Best memoir books

Download e-book for iPad: I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year by Tony Danza

I'd prefer to say sorry to each instructor I Ever Had is tv, reveal and level famous person Tony Danza's soaking up account of a yr spent instructing tenth-grade English at Northeast excessive -- Philadelphia's biggest highschool with 3600 scholars.
Entering Northeast's crowded halls in September of 2009, Tony came across his technique to a lecture room jam-packed with twenty-six scholars who have been decided to not minimize him any slack. They cared not anything approximately "Mr. Danza's" showbiz credentials, and so they instantly placed him at the scorching seat.
Featuring indelible photographs of scholars and lecturers alike, I'd prefer to ask for forgiveness to each instructor I Ever Had unearths simply how challenging it really is to maintain today's technologically savvy -- and infrequently alienated -- scholars engaged, how impressively devoted so much lecturers are, and the oversized function counseling performs in a teacher's day, given the mental burdens many scholars hold. The booklet additionally makes bright how a contemporary highschool works, exhibiting Tony in a myriad of roles -- from lecturing directly to Kill a Mockingbird to "coaching" the soccer crew to organizing a expertise exhibit to prime far-flung box journeys to webhosting instructor gripe classes.
A unusually poignant account, I'd prefer to say sorry to each instructor I Ever Had is typically laugh-out-loud humorous yet is usually packed with hard-won knowledge and feel-good tears.

Download PDF by Dave Nasser: Giant George: Life with the World's Biggest Dog

Together with his vast blue eyes and soulful expression, George used to be the impossible to resist runt of the muddle. yet Dave and Christie Nasser's "baby" ended up being nearly 5 toes tall, seven toes lengthy, and 245 kilos. desirous to play, and boisterous to the purpose of inflicting chaos, this significant nice Dane was once fearful of water, frightened of canines a fragment of his measurement and, so much of all, terrified of being by myself.

New PDF release: José Saramago en sus palabras

José Saramago en sus palabras. Un catálogo de reflexiones personales, literarias e ideológicas«En el fondo, todos tenemos necesidad de decir quiénes somos y qué es lo que estamos haciendo, l. a. necesidad de dejar algo hecho, porque esta vida no es eterna y dejar cosas hechas puede ser una forma de eternidad.

New PDF release: The Last Blue Mountain: Tales of a Travelling Englishman

From Gabon to Guyana, Shangri l. a. to Kamchatka, via rainbow markets and exuberant rainforests, throughout impressionist landscapes and a excessive altitude barren region, writer James Chilton's delightfully assorted choice of commute writing will whet the urge for food and feed the mind's eye. The final Blue Mountain takes readers far flung the overwhelmed vacationer tracks and onto uncharted trails of common attractiveness and cultural range.

Additional resources for A Personal Record

Example text

Helena in view of his deplorable levity in the conduct of the Russian campaign. It was during the memorable retreat from Moscow that Mr. , in company of two brother officers - as to whose morality and natural refinement I know nothing - bagged a dog on the outskirts of a village and subsequently devoured him. As far as I can remember the weapon used was a cavalry sabre, and the issue of the sporting episode was rather more of a matter of life and death than if it had been an encounter with a tiger.

When I came up to him he turned to me and in full view of the Finster Aarhorn, with his band of giant brothers rearing their monstrous heads against a brilliant sky, put his hand on my shoulder affectionately. "Well! That's enough. " And indeed there was no more question of my mysterious vocation between us. There was to be no more question of it 58 at all, no where or with any one. We began the descent of the Furca Pass conversing merrily. Eleven years later, month for month, I stood on Tower Hill on the steps of the St.

Proud of his decorations earned before he was twenty-five, he refused to wear the ribbons at the buttonhole in the manner practised to this day in Europe and even was unwilling to display the insignia on festive occasions, as though he wished to conceal them in the fear of appearing boastful. "It is enough that I have them," he used to mutter. In the course of thirty years they were seen on his breast only twice - at an auspicious marriage in the family and at the funeral of an old friend. That the wedding which was thus honoured was not the wedding of my mother I learned only late in life, too late to bear a grudge against Mr.

Download PDF sample

A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad

by Jeff

A Personal Record - download pdf or read online
Rated 4.75 of 5 – based on 28 votes