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Franklin Library Joseph Conrad Books
Lord Jim - 100 Greatest Books of All Time - 1977
Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard - 20th Century's Greatest Books - 1981
Lord Jim - World's Best Loved Books - 1981
Heart of Darkness and other tales - Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers -
Eight Tales by Joseph Conrad - World's Best Loved Books - 1985
|About author Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad, (1857-1924), English author, born of Polish parents at Berdichev, in the Ukraine, as
Teodor Jozef Konrad Korzeniowski. He passed his youth at Cracow; Poland, where he learned French
and acquired his first interest in novels, including those of Captain Frederick Marryat and James Fenimore
Cooper in translation. At the age of seventeen Joseph Conrad traveled to Marseille, where he joined the
French merchant marine. Four years later, with only a slight knowledge of English picked up on
shipboard; he enlisted as an able seaman in the British merchant marine, rising after six years to the rank of
captain. In the same year in which he received his commission as master, 1886, became a British subject
the name of Joseph Conrad. He continued to follow the sea until 1894, but meanwhile had begun writing,
in his adopted language, stories based on his experiences and tales he had heard. During a period of
convalescence after 1889 Joseph Conrad devoted more time to his advocation, and his first novel,
Almayer's Folly, appeared in 1895. Thereafter Joseph Conrad devoted himself almost entirely to writing.
Joseph Conrad's novels and short stories appeared regularly until his death, and his reading public
increased over the years from a small group of appreciative critics to a large number of admirers in every
part of the English speaking world. Joseph Conrad's style is lucid, imaginative, forceful, and euphonious.
The subject mater of his tales is high adventure.