This volume contains Joseph Conrad's 1916 short novel, "The Shadow-Line". It is a semi-autobiographical tale of a young man who takes up a captaincy in the Orient. This significantly fictionalised account of Conrad's first command as a young sea captain constitutes one of his late masterpieces, and is highly recommended for fans and collectors of his work. Joseph Conrad (1857 - 1924) was a Polish-born author. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.