ISBN10: 1496185781 ISBN13: 9781496185785 Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform Published: Mar 9 2014 Pages: 160 Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.37" Language: English
One of the greatest English writers of the 19th century was a Polish-born man who couldn't even speak English fluently until he had entered adulthood. Nevertheless, Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) went on to have a well-regarded literary career that bridged Romanticism and Modernism while also covering the zenith and twilight of the British empire.
Conrad used his experience within the British empire to write novels and stories that often used the sea and navy as a setting, juxtaposing the individual human spirit with the collective duty and honor of the British navy. And though it was a second-language, Conrad mastered English prose.