Joseph Conrad


Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski; 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. He was granted British nationality in 1886, but always considered himself a Pole. Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties (and always with a marked accent). He wrote stories and novels, often with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an indifferent universe. He 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, including D. H. Lawrence, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, and many others.

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Apr072013

Heart of Darkness

Heart of DarknessAuthor: Joseph Conrad 
Price: $0.99 (ePub Edition) 
ISBN: 978-1-935702-23-8
Published: April 15, 2013 
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Heart of Darkness is a dark allegory that describes Charles Marlow’s job as an ivory transporter down the Congo. Through his journey to meet an ivory-procurement agent named Kurtz, Marlow develops an intense interest in investigating the mysterious man, and is shocked upon seeing what the dominant European traders have done to the unruly inhabitants of the region. This Middleton Classics edition includes the short story “The Secret Sharer” by Joseph Conrad.