Joseph Conrad: Complete Short Stories (Library of Essential Writers Series)
Joseph Conrad is regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most insightful writers on the human condition. His tales of characters compelled by circumstance to make difficult moral choices in a world seemingly bereft of a moral center are among the most provocative in modern literature.
Although Conrad set his stories in a wide variety of locales, ranging from the Pacific
I at once compared him to Chekhov, for he shares with Chekhov a remarkable psychological insight, and hence is capable of constructing characters by merely hinting at notions and moods, or by ...more
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 Br ...more