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Short biography of Joseph Conrad

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Joseph Conrad is an English writer. A Pole by birth, he gained recognition as a classic of English literature. Zodiac sign - Sagittarius.


He was born on December 3, 1857 in Berdichev, Ukraine. By nationality, a Pole. His father was a member of the Polish uprising of 1863. He was a sailor, took English citizenship. Having published the novel Caprice of Olmeyer (1895, Russian translation in 1923), Joseph devoted himself to literary activity.


Childhood and education

The father of the future writer for his participation in the preparation of the 1863 uprising was sent to Russia, and Konrads childhood passed in Vologda and Ukraine. Soon after the exile, Konrad’s parents died, and his mothers uncle Tadeusz Bobrowski was engaged in raising the boy. As a child, the young man was drawn to the sea, which he first saw in Odessa, and during his studies, first in the Krakow gymnasium, and then in Lviv, this love was overcome. In 1874, Conrad leaves his studies and, deciding to become a sailor, leaves for France, in Marseille. In less than four years, he thoroughly mastered the maritime industry, in 1878 he was hired by a sailor on a ship and sent to England. Once (in 1893), the writer J. Galsworthy was aboard his ship. Conrad let him read the manuscript of his first novel, Caprice Olmeyer. The creator top essay writing services and of The Forsyte Saga approved the writer's first experience and advised him to seriously engage in literary work. A year after meeting with J. Galsorei, Conrad falls ill with severe tropical fever and leaves the service.


Literary path and personal life

In January 1894, Conrad returned to London, deciding to end the maritime service. Conrad's literary debut took place in 1895, when the novel Olmeyers Caprice was published. It was followed by the novels The Exile (1896), The Negro with the Narcissus (1897), Lord Jim (1900), the novel Heart of Darkness (1902), the novel Nostromo (1904) and other works. Conrad's popularity grew. In 1914, at the invitation of the Polish writer Yuzuf Retinger, he came to Poland, where he had to get out with difficulty after the outbreak of the First World War. Preparing to write a novel about Waiting for Napoleon, in 1921 Conrad traveled to Corsica; in 1923 he visited the United States. In 1924, Konrad refused the knighthood offered to him.

Conrad was married to Jesse George, they had sons Boris and John. Throughout his life, Conrad continued his friendship with Galsworthy, which began aboard the Torrance. In addition, he struck up friendships with the critic Edward Garnet, writers Ford Maddox Ford, Henry James, Herbert Wells, and the philosopher Bertrand Russell.


The death of a writer

The writer died in 1924 in Bishopsbourne near Canterbury (England). In addition to literary works, Conrad also wrote critical and journalistic articles about the works of J. Galsworthy, A. Dode, Guy de Maupassant, A. France, I. Turgenev. This collection includes novels and stories of the writer, created in different years. This story is Youth (1898), The End of Slavery (1900), Heart of Darkness (1902), Typhoon (1903), Falk (1903),Freya of the Seven Islands (1912), Duel (1908), the stories "Tomorrow" (1903), "Secret Assistant" (1912) and "Lagoon" (1898).
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