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Joseph Conrad in Great Writers: Joseph Conrad

Great Writers: Joseph Conrad

2001 NR

The Great Writers series explores the life and work of Joseph Conrad, the Polish-born author of such classics as &NFi;Lord Jim&NFi_; and &NFi;Heart of Darkness&NFi_;. Orphaned at 11, Conrad was raised by a Russian uncle. He was on his own by his late teens, taking a job as a seaman to escape assignment into the Russian army. These early experiences would profoundly affect his style, which challenged traditional realism and embraced the grittiness of the 20th century.