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A Personal Record
     

A Personal Record

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by Joseph Conrad
 

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Joseph Conrad was a prominent British writer who is considered to be one of the greatest authors in English literature. Conrad joined the British merchant marine when he was 20 years old and many of his stories are set at sea. Conrad's writing is also notable for its depiction of human psychology and for his anti-heroic characters.

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Overview

Joseph Conrad was a prominent British writer who is considered to be one of the greatest authors in English literature. Conrad joined the British merchant marine when he was 20 years old and many of his stories are set at sea. Conrad's writing is also notable for its depiction of human psychology and for his anti-heroic characters.

A Personal Record, published in 1912, is Conrad's autobiography. The book provides great insight into Conrad's life, particularly how he wished to be remembered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434474193
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
10/30/2008
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Conrad (Polish pronunciation born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski; 3 December 1857 - 3 August 1924) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. He joined the British merchant marine in 1878, and was granted British nationality in 1886. Though he did not speak English fluently until he was in his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. He wrote stories and novels, many with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an impassive, inscrutable universe.
Conrad is considered an early modernist, though his works still contain elements of 19th-century realism. His narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced many authors, including T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Graham Greene,and Salman Rushdie. Many films have been adapted from, or inspired by, Conrad's works.
Writing in the heyday of the British Empire, Conrad drew on, among other things, his native Poland's national experiences, and his personal experiences in the French and British merchant navies, to create short stories and novels that reflect aspects of a European-dominated world - including imperialism and colonialism - while profoundly exploring human psychology.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
December 3, 1857
Date of Death:
August 3, 1924
Place of Birth:
Berdiczew, Podolia, Russia
Place of Death:
Bishopsbourne, Kent, England
Education:
Tutored in Switzerland. Self-taught in classical literature. Attended maritime school in Marseilles, France

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WHY DOENT YOU READ THIS!!!??