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Transcript of Joseph Conrad

Early Life
Early Life
Joseph Conrad

Polish Novelist
Born December 3, 1857
Berdichev, near Kiev, Russian Poland
Born Josef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski
Father: Apollo Nalecz Korzeniowski
Mother: Eva Bobrowska
On the Journey to Vologda, I became ill, as well as my mother.
During the year we stayed there, my father made a living translating literature.
Moved to a southern region of Russia.
Mother's Sickness
Moved to Chernikhov where conditions were less extreme.
Mother became ill while we stayed there.
After the leave, she was too sick to return.
She was taken away to a prison hospital in Kiev.
Died on April 18, 1865 - Tuberculosis
I was nine

Tadeusz Bobrowski
A lawyer
Provided a Catholic upbringing
Finest Schools
Sponsered trips around the continent
Life at Sea
After begging my uncle he allowed me to join the French merchant service in 1874
Shipped out from Marseilles as and apprentice on the Mont Blanc going to the Caribbeans
Sailed on French Ships
After four years I returned to Marseilles, France
Heavily in debt
Attempted Suicide
Returned to sea on a British Freighter for Constantinople with coal.
Landed in Lowestoft, England in June of 1878
Spoke Little English
Life at Sea
At 21 years old I began to taking English Lessons from a boat builder who sailed with me.
Famous Literary Works
Almayer's Folly
Before going to the Congo River in West Africa I began writing my first novel, 'Almayer's Folly'.
I finished seven chapters then left for my most important voyage
Published to poor sales in 1895
'Almayer's Folly' is a tale of personal tragedy set in the lush jungle of Borneo in the late 1800s. It tells of the Dutch merchant Kaspar Almayer who collapses under the weight of his own greed and prejudice.Contains themes of betrayal, isolation, and colonialism.
The Congo in West Africa during 1890 was the site of colonial expansion.
Adventurers and mercenaries seeking the lands natural resources.
I suffered spiritual, physical, and psychological illness after the trip and had depression for the rest of my life, along with fevers and gout.
'Heart of Darkness' is named not only because it is set on the dark continent (name for the heart of Africa during that time), but for the darkness within all men.
Themes of evil and corruption throughout all my works.
Other Works
An Outcast of the Islands (1896)
The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' (1897)
Lord Jim (1900)
Typhoon (1902)
The Secret Agent (1907)
Under Western Eyes (1911)
The Secret Sharer (1912)
Chance (1913)
Victory (1915)
The Shadow Line (1916)
The Arrow of Gold (1919)
The Rescue (1920)
The Rover (1923)
Suspense (Published Posthumously in 1925)
Marriage and Family
Married Jessie George in 1896
Two Sons: Borys and John Alexander
Lived in southeast area of England.
Literary Success
1913 publication of 'Chance'
1915 publication of 'Victory' had the most commercial success
Adapted into movies. most recently in 1995
Traveled to America in 1923 for the first time to great fanfare.
I was offered Knighthood in England the , but declined.
Buried at Canterbury, England
Died on August 3, 1924 of a heart attack
Went from obscurity to the peak of literary fame
Remembered for my ability to depict the struggles between man and nature, civilization and savagery, good and evil.
". . . No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one's existence - that which makes its truth, its meaning - its subtle and penetrating essence. It is impossible. We live, as we dream - alone."
- from 'Heart of Darkness' (1902)
Oswalds in Bishopsbourne, Canterbury.
Gillingham Street in London, England
Published in 1904
Based in a fictitious town named Sulaco in a fictitious country in South America called Costaguana
Contains themes such as democracy, revolution, and political corruption.
Silver is important to the story

Father was arrested in October of 1861 and put into prison in Warsaw.
My father was sent to exile in Vologda, in Northern Russia. My mother and I went as well.
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"Joseph Conrad." Joseph Conrad. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2013. http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/jconrad.htm
"Zdzisław Najder." Joseph Conrad's Biography. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2013. http://conrad-centre.w.interia.pl/pages/conrad_life_en.htm
Kasdin, Steven J., ed. The Selected Works of Joseph Conrad. N.p.: Barnes & Noble, 1994. Print.
Moved to Cracow after my mother's death
Father Became sick as well
Died in 1869
I also developed heath problems such as migraines and lung Inflammation that persisted throughout my life
Earned my Master's certificate in 1886 and became a British Subject in the same Year
Worked as a Seaman for the next 16 years, working through the ranks of the British Merchant navy
Learning English
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