Joseph Conrad was an English writer of Polish origin and though he wrote his works in English he always considered himself a Pole. His stories often have nautical setting which is a typical feature of adventure stories. A symbolic meaning can be found in this idea: the author traces the fates of people in the indifferent and strange world. Even though his writing style may possess some elements of romanticism he is cosidered as a representetive of modernism. His works have been made into a number of films. ‘The Rescue’ is a novel by Joseph Conrad that precedes the events described in ‘Almayer’s Folly’ and ‘An Outcast Of The Islands’ that are included in ‘The Lingard Trilogy’. The majority of the lenght of the novel represents a commentary on imperialism and gender roles, and is not plot driven. The fictional part of it goes round Captain Tom Lingard and his nautical traveling.