Joseph Conrad

Novelist Joseph Conrad

Full Name: Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski
Profession: Novelist


Biography: 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.

Born: December 3, 1857
Birthplace: Berdychiv, Poland
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: August 3, 1924 (aged 66)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Married Life

  • 1896-03-24 Writer "Heart of Darkness" Joseph Conrad (39) marries Englishwoman Jessie George (23)

Historical Events

  • 1902-11-13 "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad is first published in one volume (previously serialized) by William Blackwood in Edinburgh

Quotes by Joseph Conrad

  • "It's only those who do nothing that make no mistakes."

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