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Joseph Conrad was born to Polish parents in 1857. Conrad was orphaned by the age of eleven and was subsequently taught by his uncle, a great influence and mentor. Leaving for Marseilles in 1874, Conrad began his training as a seaman. Conrad joined the British merchant navy and became a British subject in 1886. After his first novel, Almayer's Folly was published in 1895 he left the sea behind and settled down to a life of writing. Troubled financially for many years, he faced uncomplimentary critics and an indifferent public. He finally became a popular success with Chance (1913). By the end of his life on August 3, 1924, his status as one of the great writers of his time was assured.
You need a microscope to read it, it is the perfect book if you are heading to the moon and need to save space.Published 7 months ago by ioji
Start a new paragraph every now and then Conrad. The paragraphs often go on for pages for some reason. There were a few paragraph that were about 3 pages long each.Published 15 months ago by Neal Diamond
Book to small hard to handle when reading. Likewise the print is not conduive to reading for those with poor vision.Published on March 5, 2013 by W. Babbitt
It came in great condition, just as advertised. I have been using it for class and I am very happy with it.Published on January 30, 2013 by Anna
Have not completed entire book----so far it is as expected and a good little read. Hope to find time to complete it soon.Published on November 9, 2012 by W. Kirk Maxwell
Everybody has always told me this book was great. Everybody I've ever talked to is an idiot. This book was terrible, it made no sense. Read morePublished on February 19, 1999