The Inheritors: An Extravagant Story

The Inheritors: An Extravagant Story

by Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford
     
 

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JOSEPH CONRAD (1857-1924) was a remarkable figures in English literature. A master stylist, both lush and precise, his outsider's eye gave him special insights into the moral dangers of the great age of European empires.

Overview

JOSEPH CONRAD (1857-1924) was a remarkable figures in English literature. A master stylist, both lush and precise, his outsider's eye gave him special insights into the moral dangers of the great age of European empires.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881841367
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Series:
Pocket Classics Series
Pages:
211
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was a Polish British novelist, who became a British subject in 1886. He is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties (and then always with a marked Polish accent). He wrote stories and novels, predominantly with a nautical or seaboard setting, that depict trials of the human spirit by the demands of duty and honor. Conrad was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English tragic sensibility into English literature. While some of his works have a strain of romanticism, he is viewed as a precursor of modernist literature. His narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced many authors. Films have been adapted from or inspired by Conrad's Victory, Lord Jim, The Secret Agent, An Outcast of the Islands, The Rover, The Shadow Line, The Duel, Heart of Darkness, and Nostromo. Writing in the heyday of the British Empire, Conrad drew upon his experiences in the French and later the British Merchant Navy to create short stories and novels that reflect aspects of a worldwide empire while also plumbing the depths of the human soul.

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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