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A polyglot who spoke Polish and French from birth, Conrad eventually made the rare transition of writing solely in English, despite it being a "third language" at best. He became fluent only in his teenage years and for the rest of his life, he spoke English with a pronounced accent, anticipating the more radical transitions made by the likes of Creator/VladimirNabokov.[[note]]Nabokov disagreed. "I differ from Joseph [[{{pun}} Conradically]]," he argued, noting that Conrad only ever wrote books in English, which was less of a transition than Nabokov who went from writing novels in Russian to novels in English, being accomplished in both languages[[/note]]

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A polyglot who spoke Polish and French from birth, childhood, Conrad eventually made the rare transition of writing solely in English, despite it being a "third language" at best. He became fluent only in his teenage years and for the rest of his life, he spoke English with a pronounced accent, anticipating the more radical transitions made by the likes of Creator/VladimirNabokov.[[note]]Nabokov disagreed. "I differ from Joseph [[{{pun}} Conradically]]," he argued, noting that Conrad only ever wrote books in English, which was less of a transition than Nabokov who went from writing novels in Russian to novels in English, being accomplished in both languages[[/note]]


Conrad's youth as a merchant sailor on French and British vessels provides [[WriteWhatYouKnow 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 UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire, which informs most of his other works. In his lifetime, he was regarded as a great talent by the likes of Creator/HenryJames, Creator/RudyardKipling and he later influenced artists like Creator/GrahamGreene, Creator/TSEliot, Creator/OrsonWelles, Creator/ErnestHemingway and Creator/FScottFitzgerald.

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Conrad's Conrad’s youth as a merchant sailor on French and British vessels provides [[WriteWhatYouKnow 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 UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire, which informs most of his other works. In his lifetime, he was regarded as a great talent by the likes of Creator/HenryJames, Creator/RudyardKipling and he later influenced artists like Creator/GrahamGreene, Creator/TSEliot, Creator/OrsonWelles, Creator/ThomasPynchon, Creator/ErnestHemingway and Creator/FScottFitzgerald.


Several of his books have been adapted to films. Most notable examples are ''Sabotage'' (1936) by Creator/AlfredHitchcock which adapts ''The Secret Agent'' [[note]]Not to be confused by the Hitchcock film ''Secret Agent'' which adapts W. Somerset Maugham's ''Ashenden''[[/note]], Carol Reed's adaptation of ''An Outcast on the Islands'' and Richard Brooks' adaptation of ''Film/LordJim''. The most famous one of course is ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' which adapts his 1899 novella ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'' through SettingUpdate from the Belgian Congo to the Vietnam War. Likewise, Creator/DavidLean planned to adapt ''Nostromo'' for his last film but [[AuthorExistenceFailure he died before production began]]. In addition, Ripley's ship in ''Film/{{Alien}}'' is called "Nostromo" as a ShoutOut.

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Several of his books have been adapted to films. Most notable examples are ''Sabotage'' ''Film/{{Sabotage|1936}}'' (1936) by Creator/AlfredHitchcock which adapts ''The Secret Agent'' [[note]]Not to be confused by the Hitchcock film ''Secret Agent'' ''Film/{{Secret Agent|1936}}'' which adapts W. Somerset Maugham's ''Ashenden''[[/note]], Carol Reed's adaptation of ''An Outcast on the Islands'' and Richard Brooks' adaptation of ''Film/LordJim''. The most famous one of course is ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' which adapts his 1899 novella ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'' through SettingUpdate from the Belgian Congo to the Vietnam War. Likewise, Creator/DavidLean planned to adapt ''Nostromo'' for his last film but [[AuthorExistenceFailure he died before production began]]. In addition, Ripley's ship in ''Film/{{Alien}}'' is called "Nostromo" as a ShoutOut.


Conrad's youth as a merchant sailor on French and British vessels, provides [[WriteWhatYouKnow 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 UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire, which informs most of his other works. In his lifetime, he was regarded as a great talent by the likes of Creator/HenryJames, Creator/RudyardKipling and he later influenced artists like Creator/GrahamGreene, Creator/TSEliot, Creator/OrsonWelles, Creator/ErnestHemingway and Creator/FScottFitzgerald.

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Conrad's youth as a merchant sailor on French and British vessels, vessels provides [[WriteWhatYouKnow 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 UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire, which informs most of his other works. In his lifetime, he was regarded as a great talent by the likes of Creator/HenryJames, Creator/RudyardKipling and he later influenced artists like Creator/GrahamGreene, Creator/TSEliot, Creator/OrsonWelles, Creator/ErnestHemingway and Creator/FScottFitzgerald.


A polyglot, Conrad who spoke Polish and French from birth, eventually made the rare transition of writing solely in English, despite it being a "third language" at best. He became fluent only in his teenage years and for the rest of his life, he spoke English with a pronounced accent, anticipating the more radical transitions made by the likes of Creator/VladimirNabokov.[[note]]Nabokov disagreed. "I differ from Joseph [[{{pun}} Conradically]]," he argued, noting that Conrad only ever wrote books in English, which was less of a transition than Nabokov who went from writing novels in Russian to novels in English, being accomplished in both languages[[/note]]

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A polyglot, Conrad polyglot who spoke Polish and French from birth, Conrad eventually made the rare transition of writing solely in English, despite it being a "third language" at best. He became fluent only in his teenage years and for the rest of his life, he spoke English with a pronounced accent, anticipating the more radical transitions made by the likes of Creator/VladimirNabokov.[[note]]Nabokov disagreed. "I differ from Joseph [[{{pun}} Conradically]]," he argued, noting that Conrad only ever wrote books in English, which was less of a transition than Nabokov who went from writing novels in Russian to novels in English, being accomplished in both languages[[/note]]


Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a British novelist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He's considered to be one of the greatest English-language authors of all time.

An ethnic Pole (see UsefulNotes/{{Poland}}), but born within the dominions of what was then the Russian Empire (actually present-day UsefulNotes/{{Ukraine}}, but see also UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}), Conrad lived an early life upset by considerable political turmoil. He eventually settled in England, finding work as a merchant sailor. He even became TheCaptain of his own ship. A polyglot, Conrad who spoke Polish and French from birth, eventually made the rare transition of writing solely in English, despite it being a "third language" at best. He became fluent only in his teenage years and for the rest of his life, he spoke English with a pronounced accent, anticipating the more radical transitions made by the likes of Creator/VladimirNabokov.[[note]]Nabokov disagreed. "I differ from Joseph [[{{pun}} Conradically]]," he argued, noting that Conrad only ever wrote books in English, which was less of a transition than Nabokov who went from writing novels in Russian to novels in English, being accomplished in both languages[[/note]]

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Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a British novelist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He's considered to be one of the greatest English-language authors of all time.\n\n

An ethnic Pole (see UsefulNotes/{{Poland}}), but born within the dominions of what was then the Russian Empire (actually present-day UsefulNotes/{{Ukraine}}, but see also UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}), Conrad lived an early life upset by considerable political turmoil. He eventually settled in England, finding work as a merchant sailor. He sailor (and even became becoming TheCaptain of his own ship. ship) before turning to writing.

A polyglot, Conrad who spoke Polish and French from birth, eventually made the rare transition of writing solely in English, despite it being a "third language" at best. He became fluent only in his teenage years and for the rest of his life, he spoke English with a pronounced accent, anticipating the more radical transitions made by the likes of Creator/VladimirNabokov.[[note]]Nabokov disagreed. "I differ from Joseph [[{{pun}} Conradically]]," he argued, noting that Conrad only ever wrote books in English, which was less of a transition than Nabokov who went from writing novels in Russian to novels in English, being accomplished in both languages[[/note]]


Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a British novelist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and considered to be one of the greatest English-language authors of all time.

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Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a British novelist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and centuries. He's considered to be one of the greatest English-language authors of all time.


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Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924). An ethnic Pole (see UsefulNotes/{{Poland}}), but born within the dominions of what was then the Russian Empire (actually present-day UsefulNotes/{{Ukraine}}, but see also UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}) Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski lived an early life upset by considerable political turmoil. He eventually settled in England, finding work as a merchant sailor. He even became TheCaptain of his own ship. A polyglot, Conrad who spoke Polish and French from birth, eventually made the rare transition of writing solely in English, despite it being a "third language" at best. He became fluent only in his teenage years and for the rest of his life, he spoke English with a pronounced accent, anticipating the more radical transitions made by the likes of Creator/VladimirNabokov [[note]]He disagreed. "I differ from Joseph Conradically" noting that Conrad only ever wrote books in English, which was less of a transition than Nabokov who went from writing novels in Russian to novels in English, being accomplished in both languages[[/note]].

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Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924). 1924) was a British novelist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and considered to be one of the greatest English-language authors of all time.

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For reasons such as this, Conrad is perenially perennially part of SchoolStudyMedia as well as a popular author to this day.


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Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski; 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924). An ethnic Pole (see UsefulNotes/{{Poland}}), but born within the dominions of what was then the Russian Empire (actually present-day UsefulNotes/{{Ukraine}}, but see also UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}) Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski lived an early life upset by considerable political turmoil. He eventually settled in England, finding work as a merchant sailor. He even became TheCaptain of his own ship. A polyglot, Conrad who spoke Polish and French from birth, eventually made the rare transition of writing solely in English, despite it being a "third language" at best. He became fluent only in his teenage years and for the rest of his life, he spoke English with a pronounced accent, anticipating the more radical transitions made by the likes of Creator/VladimirNabokov [[note]]He disagreed. "I differ from Joseph Conradically" noting that Conrad only ever wrote books in English, which was less of a transition than Nabokov who went from writing novels in Russian to novels in English, being accomplished in both languages[[/note]].

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Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski; Korzeniowski, 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924). An ethnic Pole (see UsefulNotes/{{Poland}}), but born within the dominions of what was then the Russian Empire (actually present-day UsefulNotes/{{Ukraine}}, but see also UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}) Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski lived an early life upset by considerable political turmoil. He eventually settled in England, finding work as a merchant sailor. He even became TheCaptain of his own ship. A polyglot, Conrad who spoke Polish and French from birth, eventually made the rare transition of writing solely in English, despite it being a "third language" at best. He became fluent only in his teenage years and for the rest of his life, he spoke English with a pronounced accent, anticipating the more radical transitions made by the likes of Creator/VladimirNabokov [[note]]He disagreed. "I differ from Joseph Conradically" noting that Conrad only ever wrote books in English, which was less of a transition than Nabokov who went from writing novels in Russian to novels in English, being accomplished in both languages[[/note]].


Joseph Conrad (1857-1924). An ethnic Pole (see UsefulNotes/{{Poland}}), but born within the dominions of what was then the Russian Empire (actually present-day UsefulNotes/{{Ukraine}}, but see also UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}) Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski lived an early life upset by considerable political turmoil. He eventually settled in England, finding work as a merchant sailor. He even became TheCaptain of his own ship. A polyglot, Conrad who spoke Polish and French from birth, eventually made the rare transition of writing solely in English, despite it being a "third language" at best. He became fluent only in his teenage years and for the rest of his life, he spoke English with a pronounced accent, anticipating the more radical transitions made by the likes of Creator/VladimirNabokov [[note]]He disagreed. "I differ from Joseph Conradically" noting that Conrad only ever wrote books in English, which was less of a transition than Nabokov who went from writing novels in Russian to novels in English, being accomplished in both languages[[/note]].

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Joseph Conrad (1857-1924).(born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski; 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924). An ethnic Pole (see UsefulNotes/{{Poland}}), but born within the dominions of what was then the Russian Empire (actually present-day UsefulNotes/{{Ukraine}}, but see also UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}) Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski lived an early life upset by considerable political turmoil. He eventually settled in England, finding work as a merchant sailor. He even became TheCaptain of his own ship. A polyglot, Conrad who spoke Polish and French from birth, eventually made the rare transition of writing solely in English, despite it being a "third language" at best. He became fluent only in his teenage years and for the rest of his life, he spoke English with a pronounced accent, anticipating the more radical transitions made by the likes of Creator/VladimirNabokov [[note]]He disagreed. "I differ from Joseph Conradically" noting that Conrad only ever wrote books in English, which was less of a transition than Nabokov who went from writing novels in Russian to novels in English, being accomplished in both languages[[/note]].


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