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THE ARROW OF GOLD, &
About the Author
JOZEF TEODOR KONRAD KORZENIOWSKI [1857-1924] was born in Poland in the town that is now Berdychiv, Ukraine. His father was a playwright and translator of French and English writers.
In 1868, at age eleven, he was orphaned and was taken in by an uncle in Krakow, Poland.
In 1873, at age 16, he became a seaman at Marseille, France. Later he joined the British Merchant Navy.
In 1886, he became a British citizen and changed his name to the anglicized Joseph Conrad.
In 1894, at age 36, he decided to write full-time.
In 1895, he published the novel Almayer's Folly. The next year he published An Outcast of the Islands.
In 1896, he married.
In 1913, he became financially successful upon the publication of Chance.
In 1914, he visited Poland.
In 1923, he visited the United States.
In 1924, he declined British knighthood. Later that year, he died and is buried Canterbury, England. His grave marker bears his Polish name, Korzeniowski.
The Secret Agent, Under Western Eyes, Lord Jim and Nostromo are aconsidered by critics to be his best work.
Several of his novels have been adapted for film.
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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