A Personal Record

A Personal Record

by Joseph Conrad
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Overview

A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad

The principal contemporary source for information about the author's life.
It tells about his schooling in Russian Poland, his sailing in Marseille, the influence of his Uncle Tadeusz, and the writing of Almayer's Folly. It provides a glimpse of how Conrad wished to be seen by his British public, as well as being an atmospheric work of art.
The "Familiar Preface" Conrad wrote for it includes the often quoted lines:
"Those who read me know my conviction that the world, the temporal world, rests on a few very simple ideas; so simple that they must be as old as the hills. It rests notably, among others, on the idea of Fidelity."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149806447
Publisher: TAKATOKE PUBLISHING
Publication date: 06/18/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) grew up amid political unrest in Russian-occupied Poland. After twenty years at sea with the French and British merchant navies, he settled in England in 1894. Over the next three decades he revolutionized the English novel with books such as Typhoon, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, and especially Heart of Darkness, his best-known and most influential work.

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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WHY DOENT YOU READ THIS!!!??