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Book Title: Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction|
The author of the book: Joseph Conrad
Edition: Heritage Publishing
Date of issue: June 6th 2014
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* Joseph Conrad's remarkably haunting tale is accompanied by three of his best-known short stories in this superb digital edition.
- Heart of Darkness
- The Secret Sharer
- Amy Foster
* Just as accessible and enjoyable for today's readers as they would have been when first published, the novels are some of the great works of English literature and continue to be widely read throughout the world.
* This meticulous digital edition from Heritage Publishing is a faithful reproduction of the original texts.
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Read information about the authorJoseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski ) was a Polish-born English novelist who today is most famous for Heart of Darkness, his fictionalized account of Colonial Africa.
Conrad left his native Poland in his middle teens to avoid conscription into the Russian Army. He joined the French Merchant Marine and briefly employed himself as a wartime gunrunner. He then began to work aboard British ships, learning English from his shipmates. He was made a Master Mariner, and served more than sixteen years before an event inspired him to try his hand at writing.
He was hired to take a steamship into Africa, and according to Conrad, the experience of seeing firsthand the horrors of colonial rule left him a changed man.
Joseph Conrad settled in England in 1894, the year before he published his first novel. He was deeply interested in a small number of writers both in French and English whose work he studied carefully. This was useful when, because a need to come to terms with his experience, lead him to write Heart of Darkness, in 1899, which was followed by other fictionalized explorations of his life.
He has been lauded as one of the most powerful, insightful, and disturbing novelists in the English canon despite coming to English later in life, which allowed him to combine it with the sensibilities of French, Russian, and Polish literature.
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