Abstract – scaricare il file per l'appunto completo Joseph Conrad, whose original name was Teodor Jòzef Konrad Korzeniowski, was born near Berdichev, Poland (now Ukraine), in 1857. At the age of sixteen he travelled to Marseilles in France, and for the next four years worked on French ships. He then entered the British merchant service, becoming a master mariner and a naturalized British subject in 1886. For the next decade he travelled widely, mostly in the Far East. In 1894 he retired from life as a sailor and a year later married Jessie Georg by whom he had two sons. Conrad’s experiences, especially in the Malay Archipelago and on the Congo River in 1890, are reflected in his works, which were written in English. Conrad’s native tongue was Polish and his second language was French; however, he wrote in English. He thought that no English word is simply a word, but an instrument for exciting blurred – segue nel file da scaricare