“For it can hardly be denied that it is not their own desserts that men are most proud of, but rather of their prodigious luck, of their marvelous fortune,” wrote Conrad of Youth. In it he captures a young man’s exhilaration in the face of danger and the unknown.
Joseph Conrad, christened Josef Teodor Konrad, Nalecz Korzeniowski, was born on December 3, 1857, in a part of Russia that had once belonged to Poland. His parents were members of the landed gentry, but as ardent Polish patriots, the suffered… More about Joseph Conrad
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Published by Doubleday Feb 06, 2013| 336 Pages| ISBN 9780307816603