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Joseph Conrad

(1857-1924)

English Author
One of the greatest fiction novelists...

Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski was born in Ukraine in 1857.

His parents, ardent Polish patriots, died when he was a child, after the Tsar had exiled them for their anti-Russian activities.


Then his uncle, Thaddeus Bobrowski, took care of him for the next twenty-five years.


In May 1873, the young Jozef leaves for a three-months-long stay in northern Italy. This is his first view of the sea, and the beginning of a passion.

In 1874, after his uncle Thaddeus had finally conceded to his nephew's desire to sail, Conrad went to Marseilles, where he served in French merchant vessels.


His first service, as an apprentice on the Mont-Blanc, brings him to La Martinique. From schooner to schooner, Conrad acquires finally (with three other men) the Tremolino which carries arms illegally to the supporters of Don Carlos, the Spanish pretender, and after attempting to suicide by shooting himself through the chest, he joins a British ship in 1879.


Second mate on the Narcissus, in 1884 he sails to Bombay. Back to England in 1886, he obtains the British citizenship together with a Master's certificate of the British Merchant Service.


He writes then his first work, "The Black Mate," sails to Singapore, Borneo, Bangkok, and takes his first command on the Otago (Bangkok -Sydney -Mauritius- Port Adelaide), an experience described in The Shadow-Line, Victory, "The Secret Sharer," "A Smile of Fortune," ,"Lord Jim" and other works.


Conrad ends his seaman's career on January 14, 1894, to devote himself to writing until his death, publishing his first novel, Almayer's Folly, in 1895.


The following year he married Jessie George and moved to Kent, where, in the following fifteen years, he wrote Youth, Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Typhoon, Nostromo, The Secret Agent and Under Western Eyes.

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English Authors:  Anonymous Austen Bronte Chaucer Christie
 Claxton Collins Conrad Darwin Defoe
 Dickens Doyle Bronte Eliot Forster
 Gaskell Hardy James Jerome Kipling
 Lawrence Malory Meredith Milton Scott
 Shakespeare Shelley Smith Somerset Maugham Thackeray
 Walpole Wells Wilde

Other Authors of Adventure genre:  Cooper Defoe Dumas Gogol
Jerome Kipling London Marquis Melville
Scott Twain Verne Wells

Like Jack London, a passionate of the sea...
His seaman's career ended on January 14, 1894, to devote himself to writing until his death.

Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad