Conrad, Joseph

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Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) is regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language.Conrad is considered an early modernist, though his works contain elements of 19th-century realism.

|  3rd December, 1857, Berdychiv, (former) Russian Empire.
|  3rd August, 1924, Bishopsbourne, Kent, England.

Conrad’s narrative style and anti-heroic characters (think of the Captain in the Secret Sharer for an instance) have influenced many subsequent authors. Numerous literary critics have noted that his fictional works, written largely in the first two decades of the 20th c., seem to have anticipated later world events.

Photograph of Joseph Conrad
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