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The author of the book: Joseph Conrad
Edition: Barnes & Noble
Date of issue: October 11th 2007
ISBN: 0760792399
ISBN 13: 9780760792391
Language: English
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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.




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Ebook Joseph Conrad: Complete Short Stories (Library of Essential Writers Series) read Online! Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski ) was a Polish-born English novelist who today is most famous for Heart of Darkness, his fictionalized account of Colonial Africa.

Conrad left his native Poland in his middle teens to avoid conscription into the Russian Army. He joined the French Merchant Marine and briefly employed himself as a wartime gunrunner. He then began to work aboard British ships, learning English from his shipmates. He was made a Master Mariner, and served more than sixteen years before an event inspired him to try his hand at writing.

He was hired to take a steamship into Africa, and according to Conrad, the experience of seeing firsthand the horrors of colonial rule left him a changed man.

Joseph Conrad settled in England in 1894, the year before he published his first novel. He was deeply interested in a small number of writers both in French and English whose work he studied carefully. This was useful when, because a need to come to terms with his experience, lead him to write Heart of Darkness, in 1899, which was followed by other fictionalized explorations of his life.

He has been lauded as one of the most powerful, insightful, and disturbing novelists in the English canon despite coming to English later in life, which allowed him to combine it with the sensibilities of French, Russian, and Polish literature.


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