The Mirror of the Sea

The Mirror of the Sea

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by Joseph Conrad
     
 

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Author Joseph Conrad described, in his essay collection The Mirror of the Sea (1906) and his novel The Arrow of Gold (1919), having, during his time in Marseilles, France, smuggling arms to Spain for the Carlist supporters of Carlos de Borbón y de Austria-Este, pretender to the Spanish throne. Although it likely he was involved in something other than weapons.  See more details below

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Author Joseph Conrad described, in his essay collection The Mirror of the Sea (1906) and his novel The Arrow of Gold (1919), having, during his time in Marseilles, France, smuggling arms to Spain for the Carlist supporters of Carlos de Borbón y de Austria-Este, pretender to the Spanish throne. Although it likely he was involved in something other than weapons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940019297443
Publisher:
New York, Harper & bro.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
351 KB

Meet the Author

Joseph Conrad (3 December 1857 - 3 August 1924) was a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. He was granted British nationality in 1886, but always considered himself a Pole. Conrad 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 always with a marked accent). He wrote stories and novels, often with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an indifferent universe. He was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English sensibility into English literature.

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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