Joseph Conrad is regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most insightful writers on the human condition. His tales of characters compelled by circumstance to make difficult moral choices in a world seemingly bereft of a moral center are among the most provocative in modern literature.
Although Conrad set his stories in a wide variety of locales, ranging from the Pacific Ocean to the South Sea Islands and the Congo, their true terrain is an inner landscape comprised of his characters’ hearts and minds. This volume collects all of the short stories Conrad completed in his lifetime, including “The Secret Sharer,” “The Brute,” “Youth: A Narrative,” and “Heart of Darkness,” his literary masterpiece and an acknowledged pillar of modern literary fiction.
|Publisher:||Barnes & Noble|
|Series:||Library of Essential Writers Series|
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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