Notes on Life and Letters

Notes on Life and Letters

by Joseph Conrad


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Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad , 3 December 1857 Berdichev, Ukraine - 3 August 1924) was a Polish novelist who wrote in English, after settling in England.
Conrad is regarded as one of the great 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 setting, that depict trials of the human spirit by the demands of duty and honour. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781406890334
Publisher: Echo Library
Publication date: 03/18/2008
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 0.34(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

About the Author

Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. He joined the British merchant marine in 1878, and was granted British citizenship in 1886.

Date of Birth:

December 3, 1857

Date of Death:

August 3, 1924

Place of Birth:

Berdiczew, Podolia, Russia

Place of Death:

Bishopsbourne, Kent, England


Tutored in Switzerland. Self-taught in classical literature. Attended maritime school in Marseilles, France

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Abbreviations; Introduction; Notes on Life and Letters: Author's note; Part 1. Letters; Part 2. Life; The texts; Apparatus; Appendices; Notes.

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