Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad

<p>Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was born in Berdichev, in the Ukraine, in a region that had once been a part of Poland but was then under Russian rule. His father Apollo Korzeniowski was an aristocrat without lands, a poet and translator of English and French literature. The family estates had been sequestrated in 1839 following an anti-Russian rebellion. As a boy the young Joseph read Polish and French versions of English novels with his father. When Apollo Korzeniowski became embroiled in political activities, he was sent to exile with his family to Volgoda, northern Russia, in 1861.</p> <p>By 1869 Conrad's both parents had died of tuberculosis, and he was sent to Switzerland to his maternal uncle Tadeusz Bobrowski, who was to be a continuing influence on his life. Conrad attended schools in Kraków and persuaded his uncle to let him go to the sea. In the mid-1870s he joined the French merchant marine as an apprentice, and made three voyages to the West Indies between 1875 and 1878. During his youth Conrad also was involved in arms smuggling for the Carlist cause in Spain.</p> <p>After being wounded in a duel or of a self-inflicted gunshot in the chest, Conrad continued his career at the seas for 16 years in the British merchant navy. This was a turning point in his life. Conrad rose through the ranks from common seaman to first mate, and by 1886 he obtained his master mariner's certificate, commanding his own ship, Otago. In the same year he was given British citizenship and he changed officially his name to Joseph Conrad.</p> <p>In 1890 he sailed in Africa up the Congo River. The journey provided much material for his novel Heart of Darkness. However, the fabled East Indies particularly attracted Conrad and it became the setting of many of his stories. By 1894 Conrad's sea life was over. During the long journeys he had started to write and Conrad decided to devote himself entirely to literature. At the age of 36 Conrad settled down in England.</p> <p>Although Conrad is known as a novelist, he tried his hand also as a playwright. His first one-act play was not success - the audience rejected it. But after finishing the text he learned the existence of the Censor of the Plays, which inspired his satirical essay about the obscure civil servant. Conrad was an Anglophile who regarded Britain as a land which respected individual liberties. As a writer he accepted the verdict of a free and independent public, but associated this official figure of censorship to the atmosphere of the Far East and the 'mustiness of the Middle Ages', which shouldn't be part of the twentieth-century England.</p> Op bol.com vind je alle boeken van Joseph Conrad.

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  • Joseph Conrad
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    • januari 2012
    • 128 pagina's

    arlow, a seaman, tells of a journey up the Congo. His goal is the troubled European and ivory trader… Meer

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    • 9789020414608
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    • mei 2015
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    In de klassieker "Hart der duisternis' ontleedt de Engels-Poolse schrijver Joseph Conrad nietsontziend… Meer

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    • juli 2015
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    Vanaf het vallen van de avond tot in het holst van de nacht vertelt Marlow zijn scheepskameraden het… Meer

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  • Heart Of Darkness
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    • 9780007368624
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    • juli 2010
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    • 9789491032516
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    • oktober 2020
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    De novelle Youth (Jeugd) betekende een keerpunt in Conrads loopbaan als schrijver. Hij schrijft het op… Meer

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    • Engels
    • Paperback
    • 9780143106586
    • Druk: Special ed
    • april 2012
    • 144 pagina's

    Joseph Conrad's enduring portrait of the ugliness of colonialism in a deluxe edition with a gripping… Meer

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  • A Tale of the Seaboard
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    • 9780141441634
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    • augustus 2007
    • 544 pagina's

    Nostromo, published in 1904, is one of Conrad's finest works. Nostromo -- though one hundred years old… Meer

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    • 9781853260650
    • Druk: New edition
    • augustus 1993
    • 256 pagina's

    With an Introduction and Notes by Hugh Epstein, Secretary of the Joseph Conrad Society of Great Britain.… Meer

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    • Engels
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    • 9780451531032
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    • januari 2001
    • 192 pagina's

    In this pair of literary voyages into the inner self, Joseph Conrad has written two of the most chilling,… Meer

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  • Hart der duisternis Tweedehands
    • Nederlands
    • Hardcover
    • 9789025366889
    • Druk: 1
    • juni 2009
    • 116 pagina's

    Vanaf het vallen van de avond tot in het holst van de nacht vertelt Marlow zijn scheepskameraden het… Meer

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    • 9783736417618
    • oktober 2016
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    Story about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa. This setting… Meer

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    • Engels
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    • 9782291087663
    • mei 2020
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    This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names - What's Bred in… Meer

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    • 9780008329402
    • juni 2019
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  • A Simple Tale
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    • 9780141441580
    • augustus 2007
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    The Secret Agent is Joseph Conrad's dark satire on English society, edited with an introduction and notes… Meer

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    • Engels
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    • 9788822859051
    • augustus 2019
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    This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names - The Divine Comedy… Meer

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  • herinneringen en impressies
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    • 9789028280427
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    • februari 2018
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    De zee, een spiegel is een weerslag van de grootste liefde van Joseph Conrad. De zee was eerst zijn droom,… Meer

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    • 9786050309737
    • juni 2014
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    The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest. The… Meer

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    • 9789031505210
    • Druk: 99
    • september 2008
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    Wie eenmaal met de zee te maken heeft gekregen, is erdoor getekend. Zijn lot is voortaan verbonden met… Meer

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  • Herinneringen en indrukken
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    • 9789028261860
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    • juli 2017
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    Joseph Conrads leven laat zich grofweg in drie episodes duiden: zijn jeugd in Polen, zijn ouderdom in… Meer

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    • 9788835365846
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    This story is a master-quality example of such a tale as it follows two French soldiers from the arbitrary… Meer

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    • 9780368960499
    • oktober 2019
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    There is a degree of bliss too intense for elation. This little-known novella from one of the masters… Meer

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    • oktober 2018
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    The story of a dull-witted but compassionate English girl who falls in love with a strange man from Eastern… Meer

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    Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Polish-born writer Joseph Conrad (born Jozef Teodor Konrad… Meer

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  • Hart Der Duisternis Tweedehands
    • Nederlands
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    • 9789020408249
    • Druk: 5
    • november 2006
    • 157 pagina's

    Afgrijselijk! Zo afgrijselijk! Hart der duisternis is het beklemmende verhaal van kapitein Marlows fysieke… Meer

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