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Youth by Joseph Conrad, book reviewThis review is a part of book blog event in celebration of 50th anniversary of Penguin Modern Classics. To mark the anniversary Penguin is launching a brand new series: The Mini Moderns – a collection of outstanding short-stories and novellas in convenient, pocket-sized and pocket-money priced editions. Curious Book Fans are contributing with the reviews of Youth by Joseph Conrad and La Grosse Fifi by Jean Rhys. You can read more about the Penguin Mini Moderns and book blogging event here.

When I expressed my interest in receiving one of Penguin’s new Mini Moderns series, published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Penguin Modern Classics, I didn’t specify a particular book to receive. Having recently been considering revisiting Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, which I read at school and hated (it being a school text), it seemed to be a sign that it was Conrad’s Youth: A Narrative which I received from the Mini Moderns collection.


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