(1857-1924), born in Poland
and best known for his 1899 novella Heart of Darkness
, which was adapted through Setting Update
into Apocalypse Now
. While Polish-born, Conrad lived for most of his adult life in England, and all of his written works created in his adopted English language.
His youth was spent working on French and British merchant fleets, which provides the background
for most of his seafaring works. Most of his time at sea was working trade routes around Africa and India at the height of The British Empire
, which informs most of his other works (especially Heart of Darkness
Is a favorite author
of English teachers at the high school and college levels.
His other works include:
- Almayer's Folly
- An Outcast of the Islands
- "Gaspar Ruiz"
- Lord Jim
- The Arrow of Gold
- "The Duel" (adapted into The Duellists)
- The End of the Tether
- The Inheritors
- The Nigger Of The 'Narcissus'
- "The Point Of Honor"
- The Rescue
- The Secret Agent
- The Shadow Line
- Under Western Eyes
- Victory: An Island Tale
- Within the Tides (short story collection)
His work provides examples of: