Joseph Conrad





Joseph Conrad

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born
in Berdichev (formerly Poland), Ukraine
December 03, 1857

died
August 03, 1924

gender
male

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Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski ) was a Polish-born English novelist who today is most famous for Heart of Darkness, his fictionalized account of Colonial Africa.

Conrad left his native Poland in his middle teens to avoid conscription into the Russian Army. He joined the French Merchant Marine and briefly employed himself as a wartime gunrunner. He then began to work aboard British ships, learning English from his shipmates. He was made a Master Mariner, and served more than sixteen years before an event inspired him to try his hand at writing.

He was hired to take a steamship into Africa, and according to Conrad, the experience of seeing firsthand the horrors of colonial rule left him a changed man. His introspective nee...more


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“Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.”
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“It's only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose.”
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