The Nigger of the Narcissus Author:Joseph Conrad This is the story of the timeless voyage of the Narcissus from Bombay around the Cape of Storms to its English port. In the deckhouse lies James Wait, the Nigger of the Narcissus, dying and afraid of death, but making the ship his accomplice to command the compassion, hatred, scorn, and fear of the crew. Around Wait are gathered a great gallery ... more »of sea characters. . .