Joseph Conrad

Died aged c. 67

Joseph Conrad (Polish pronunciation: [ˈjuz̪ɛf ˌkɔn.rad]; born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski; 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. He joined the British merchant marine in 1878, and was granted British nationality in 1886. Though he did not speak English fluently until he was in his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. He wrote stories and novels, many with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an impassive, inscrutable universe. Conrad is considered an early modernist, though his works still contain elements of 19th-century realism. His narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced many authors, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, André Malraux, George Orwell, Graham Greene, Gabriel García Márquez, John le Carré, V. S. Naipaul, Philip Roth, J. M. Coetzee, and Salman Rushdie. Many films have been adapted from, or inspired by, Conrad's works. Writing in the heyday of the British Empire, Conrad drew on, among other things, his native Poland's national experiences, and his personal experiences in the French and British merchant navies, to create short stories and novels that reflect aspects of a European-dominated world – including imperialism and colonialism – while profoundly exploring the human psyche.

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Joseph Conrad 1857-1924 novelist lived here

17 Gillingham Street, Westminster, SW1, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) lived/died here

Oswalds, Bishopsbourne, United Kingdom where they lived and died (1924)

Joseph Conrad (Józef Teodor Konrad Koszeniowski) novelist 1857-1924 lived in a house on this site from March 1897 to October 1898

Ivy Walls Farm, Stanford-le-Hope, United Kingdom where they lived

Site of The Mont Blanc Restaurant where leading writers, including Belloc, Chesterton, Conrad and Galsworthy, met regularly in the early years of the 20th Century

15-16 Gerrard Street W1, London, United Kingdom where they met regularly