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Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad ‪Nałęcz‬ Korzeniowski; 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish author who wrote in English, after settling in England. He was granted British nationality at age 28 in 1886. However, he always considered himself a Pole and resented being classed by some critics, such as his friend Edward Garnett and his enthusiastic admirer H.L. Mencken, with Russian novelists as a "Slavonic" writer.

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... Swift Hard Times Charles Dickens Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction Joseph Conrad The Histories Herodotus History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides The House of Mirth Edith Wharton The House of the Seven ... Little Women Louisa May Alcott Lord Jim Joseph Conrad Lost Illusions Honoré de Balzac Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert Maggie A Girl of the Streets and Other Writings about New York Stephen Crane ... The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Pimpernel Baroness Orczy The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett Selected Stories of O ...
Politics In Fiction - Written Works
... Bolesław Prus Heart of Darkness (1899) by Joseph Conrad The Riddle of the Sands (1903) by Erskine Childers Nostromo (1904) by Joseph Conrad The Czar's Spy (1905) by William Le Queux King Leopold's Soliloquy (1905 ... by Gore Vidal (play) Catch 22 (1961) by Joseph Heller The Golden Notebook (1962) by Doris Lessing Seven Days in May (1962) by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W ...
20th Century In Literature - 1901-1918
1900 Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad (Poland, England) Genre fiction The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L ... Wells (England) 1902 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad The Immoralist by André Gide (France) The Wings of the Dove by Henry James (USA, England) The Grand ... Islands by John Millington Synge (Ireland) 1907 The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad The Longest Journey by E ...
Joseph Conrad (disambiguation)
... Joseph Conrad was a Polish / British novelist ... Joseph Conrad may also refer to Joseph Conrad (general), American Civil War general Joseph Conrad (French colonel) (1788-1837), French Colonel killed in ...
List Of Fictional Anarchists - Literature
... Mafile A murderous terrorist, in An Anarchist (1905), by Joseph Conrad ... reveals his true name, in An Anarchist (1905), by Joseph Conrad ... Michaelis An underground terrorist, in The Secret Agent (1907), by Joseph Conrad ...

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