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Most readers know Joseph Conrad for creating Marlow's harrowing journey through the African Congo in Heart of Darkness. Conrad was adept at capturing the physical and cultural experiences he gleaned from 15 years at sea, but he also wrote political thrillers, essays, and plays based on his own short stories. His best works tend to be brief, but pack in a remarkable perspicacity about humanity's deepest faults.

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Joseph Conrad
Also Known As:
Jósef Teodor Konrad Walecz Korzeniowski (real name)
Date of Birth:
December 3, 1857
Place of Birth:
Berdiczew, Podolia, Russia
Date of Death:
August 3, 1924
Place of Death:
Bishopsbourne, Kent, England
Tutored in Switzerland. Self-taught in classical literature. Attended maritime school in Marseilles, France

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								Heart of Darkness, Author: 
								Joseph Conrad.

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Heart of Darkness
by Joseph Conrad
Joyce Carol Oates aptly called Conrad's classic "One of the great, if troubling, visionary works of Western civilization."
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								Lord Jim, Author: 
								Joseph Conrad, John Batchelor (Editor), John  Batchelor (Editor).
*  An Outcast of the Islands (1896)
*  Lord Jim (1900)
*  Heart of Darkness (1902)
*  Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard (1904)
*  To-Morrow: Three Stories (1908)
*  Chance: A Tale in Two Parts (1913)

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								Victory, Author: 
								Joseph Conrad, Cedric Watts (Introduction).

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by Joseph Conrad, Cedric Watts (Introduction)
In Victory, Conrad returns to the Malay Archipelago, the setting of one of his best-known novels, Lord Jim. It tells the story of hero Axel Heyst’s battle for the woman he loves and the tragic consequences of it.

*  The Children of the Sea   by Joseph Conrad, Jacques Berthoud (Editor)
*  Typhoon   by Joseph Conrad
*  The Rescue   by Joseph Conrad
*  The Shadow-Line   by Joseph Conrad, Jacques A. Berthoud (Editor)

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								Under Western Eyes, Author: 
								Joseph Conrad.

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Under Western Eyes
by Joseph Conrad
This psychological thriller is one of Conrad’s finest. Set in Tsarist Russia, much of this tale of political repression, violence and revolt is more contemporary than we realize. The portrayal of men and women placed under intense social and political demands is a somber depiction of the modern age.

*The Secret Agent  by Joseph Conrad
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								Joseph Conrad, Author: 
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Joseph Conrad
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This study of Joseph Conrad covers not only his troubled childhood, his years at sea, marriage to an Englishwoman and affair with an American journalist, but also little-known and unpublished material.

*Joseph Conrad: Interviews and Recollections  by Martin S. Ray (Editor)
*A Personal Record: The Mirror of the Sea  by Joseph Conrad
*Notes on Life and Letters  by Joseph Conrad
*The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad, 1903-1907, Vol. 3  by Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl, Laurence Davies (Editors)