Tales of Hearsay

Tales of Hearsay Conrad was a Polish born English novelist His success is even amazing since he did not learn to speak English until he was in his s Conrad s narrative style places him at the beginning of the Moder

  • Title: Tales of Hearsay
  • Author: Joseph Conrad
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Paperback
  • Conrad was a Polish born English novelist His success is even amazing since he did not learn to speak English until he was in his 20 s Conrad s narrative style places him at the beginning of the Modernist period of literature This volume published in 1911 contains four tales The Warrior s Soul, Prince Roman, The Tale, and The Black Mate.

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  • Joseph Conrad

    Joseph Conrad born J zef 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 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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  • An odds and ends collection of short-stories which spans Conrad's literary career published shortly after his death. It works surprisingly well. 'The Warrior's Soul' and 'Prince Roman' are perhaps the least interesting, although the latter draws on Conrad's Polish heritage. 'The Black Mate', an early story, shows Conrad had a great sense of humour. The Captain, a fervent spiritualist, anticipates the superstitious First Mate, Ransome, in 'The Shadow Line'. Best of all is 'The Tale', Conrad's onl [...]


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