Joseph Conrad wrote many stories and novellas about his sea voyages and adventures. The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' is one of the best works if his early period. The novella is narrated by a dying West Indian black sailor, James Wait, who talks about the dangers he encounters when travelling from Bombay to London on board of a merchant ship Narcissus. Wait is suffering from tuberculosis, as his condition worsens, the sailor's fate appears in the hands of ship's crew. The author explores many profound questions in this piece among which: the meaning of life, suffering, as well as the human's struggle for survival. Illustrated by Andronum.