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Joseph Conrad - An Introduction

Born in Poland in 1857, Joseph Conrad became a British citizen just before he turned 30. In the intervening years, he lost both parents. As an orphan at age 11, he was raised by an uncle who let the 16-year-old boy go to Marseille to work on merchant ships where the colorful life of the sea was further enhanced by stints gun running and, intriguingly, political conspiracy. At age 36, his life turned from one of ships to one of literary pursuit. In doing so, Conrad brought to English literature a further layer of style and a deeper examination of the human psyche in a wealth of work.

He wrote many novels, rightly regarded today, as some of the finest in English literature. Among their canon are Lord Jim, Nostromo, The Shadow Line and, of course, Heart Of Darkness. For this volume, we dwell among his numerous short stories. In these condensed, narrative structures, much is said in beautiful language.

His characters may be brave, comic, and serious, trapped by their own constraints, or as in The Brute, the ship itself, but are always fully formed and true to his word.

Public Domain (P)2017 Deadtree Publishing

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