Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad
1857 -1924

Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski) was a Polish-British novelist and short-story writer. Born in 1857 in Berdychiv, Ukraine, Conrad was raised in a multilingual and multicultural environment. In 1874, he joined the French merchant navy and spent the next 20 years at sea, traveling to various countries and ports. These experiences would later inform much of his writing.

In 1894, Conrad decided to settle in England, where he began to write in English, despite it being his third language. His first novel, "Almayer's Folly," was published in 1895. He went on to write several more novels, including "An Outcast of the Islands" (1896), "Lord Jim" (1900), and "Heart of Darkness" (1902).

Conrad's writing is characterized by its vivid and detailed descriptions of the sea and the exotic places he visited, as well as its exploration of the human psyche and the complexity of moral issues. He was a master of the art of storytelling and his writing has been praised for its literary merit and psychological insight.

Conrad died in 1924 in Kent, England, at the age of 66. He is considered one of the greatest English-language novelists of the 20th century and his work continues to be widely read and studied today.

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