ISBN-10: 1629141372

ISBN-13: 9781629141374

Heart of Darkness writer Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski in 1857) was once a Polish author who realized to learn, write, and converse English after he was once granted British nationality in 1886. even if his friends authorized him as a British gentleman, he by no means forgot the place he got here from. in truth, the heritage of his place of origin of Poland usually encouraged the quick tales and novels he penned. these info, in addition to the event he'd had given that relocating to nice Britain, chanced on their approach into lots of his released works.

In An Autobiography of Joseph Conrad, editor Stephen Brennan has chosen items from a few of Conrad's higher identified nonfiction works—including The replicate of the Sea (1906) and A own Record (1912)—to exhibit a few of the extra fascinating and making an attempt occasions within the novelist's lifestyles. Readers will attend college with Conrad in Russian Poland, sail with him in Marseille, and meet kinfolk who took half in his upbringing, akin to Uncle Tadeusz.

Portraits of Conrad through the years, as well as pictures of his city, domestic, and kinfolk, complement the textual content and aid readers envision the writer and his atmosphere in the course of numerous phases in his lifestyles.

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How deliciously you could paint him—it would make fascinating reading,—the sort that makes a reader laugh & cry at the same time, for Orion is as good & as ridiculous a soul as ever was. We thought we were going to lose our little Clara yesterday, but the danger is gone, to-day, apparently. Ah, to think of Bayard Taylor! It is too sad to talk about. I was so glad there was not a single sting & so many good praiseful words in the Atlantic’s criticism of Deukalion. Love to you all Yrs Ever Mark. Ï We remain here till middle of March.

Yes, we calculate upon returning to America next August & to Hartford in October. Yrs Truly S. L. Clemens Ï 1879—page 20 To Orion Clemens 9 February 1879 • Munich, Germany (MS: CU-MARK and CtHMTH, #01631) Munich, Feb. 9. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 My Dear Bro— I enclose $25 draft for $25 on Hartford. I shall be sincerely glad to hear that you[r] success meets your highest expectations. But I want to caution you earnestly as to one thing.

When that day comes the tramps will as soon go to any other place beginning with H as Hartford. Meaning short-syllable places beginning with H. I wish an experienced tramp would reform; & expose the means by which tramps acquire their surprisingly minute & accurate information about the inside affairs of families. I have in mind the French tramp whom I spoke of a while ago. A young American lady who is visiting us,—I will call her Miss Jones, though that is really not her name,—goes to Madame B.

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