Heart of Darkness writer Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski in 1857) was once a Polish author who realized to learn, write, and communicate English after he used to be granted British nationality in 1886. even supposing his friends authorized him as a British gentleman, he by no means forgot the place he got here from. in truth, the background of his fatherland of Poland frequently encouraged the quick tales and novels he penned. these information, in addition to the adventure he'd had on account that relocating to nice Britain, discovered their approach into a lot of his released works.
In An Autobiography of Joseph Conrad, editor Stephen Brennan has chosen items from a few of Conrad's larger identified nonfiction works—including The replicate of the Sea (1906) and A own Record (1912)—to exhibit a number of the extra intriguing and attempting instances within the novelist's lifestyles. Readers will attend university with Conrad in Russian Poland, sail with him in Marseille, and meet kinfolk who took half in his upbringing, comparable to Uncle Tadeusz.
Portraits of Conrad in the course of the years, as well as pictures of his city, domestic, and kinfolk, complement the textual content and support readers envision the writer and his atmosphere in the course of a variety of levels in his existence.
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