Joseph Conrad was born Jozef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski in Russian-occupied Poland in 1857. His parents were aristocrats and intensely nationalistic political activists. By the age of 12 he had lost both to tuberculosis and was raised by an uncle. In 1874 the teenager left for Marseilles, where he began sailing for the French merchant service. Four years later he fled to England with little English, but earned his master's certificate and became a British national.

He began writing in English and many of his first stories are related to his experiences at sea in many different parts of the world. His first published work in 1895 was ALMAYER'S FOLLY for which his publisher chose the anglicized version of his Polish name. In 1896 he married Jessie George; they had two sons, Borys in 1898 and John in 1906. Although plagued by physical illness and psychological problems, Conrad had one of the most formidable bodies of work in the English language. He died in 1924.

Book List in Order: 59 titles

  • I There were two white men in charge of the trading station. Kayerts, the chief, was short and fat; Carlier, the assistant, was tall, with a large head and a very broad trunk perched upon a long pair of thin legs. The third man on the staff was a Sie...



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  • A young and inexperienced sea captain finds that his first command leaves him with a ship stranded in tropical seas and a crew smitten with fever. As he wrestles with his conscience and with the increasing sense of isolation that he experiences, the ...


  • Set in the First World War, the title story is a naval commanding officer’s harrowing account of the lasting effects of decisions made in times of conflict. Suspecting another ship's captain of being in league with the enemy, the officer makes ...


  • Published in 1915, Joseph Conrad's Within the Tides is a collection of psychological thrillers and melodramas involving love and betrayal. These tales of the sea are replete explore the ferocious side of nature and the havoc played by fate....


  • Left alone at fifteen when her father is imprisoned, Flora de Barral learns the harsh truths about a woman's position in the world, and she struggles to survive in an oppressive moral atmosphere that surrounds her. Reprint....






  • A drifter rescues a young woman from her predatory boss, and the vengeful employer sets a trio of miscreants on their trail. Conrad's novel abounds in his characteristically muscular prose and complex characterization....


  • """One day -- and that day was many years ago now -- I received a long, chatty letter from one of my old chums and fellow-wanderers in Eastern waters. He was still out there, but settled down, and middle-aged; I imagined him -- grown portly in figure...


  • There is a degree of bliss too intense for elation.This little-known novella from one of the masters of the form is so unusual for Joseph Conrad's work in several respects, although not in its exotic maritime setting or its even more exotic prose—i...


  • """It was I who removed de P- this morning."" With these chilling words Victor Haldin shatters the solitary, industrious existence of Razumov, his fellow student at St Petersburg University. Razumov aims to overcome the denial of his noble birth by a...


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    "The Secret Sharer" is a short novel by Joseph Conrad written in 1909, first published in "Harper's Magazine" in 1910, and then in book form in 1912. It contains a theme typical for Conrad: a solitary character challenged from external and internal a...


  • Set in early twentieth-century London and inspired by an actual attempt to blow up the Greenwich Observatory, The Secret Agent is a complex exploration of motivation and morality. The title character, Adolf Verloc, is obviously no James Bond. In fact...


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    Conrad, Joseph. Nostromo. With a Foreword by F.R. Leavis. New York, The New American Library / Doubleday, 1960. 10.5 x 18cm. (18), 448 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear and some text underlining. Fr...


  • Several of us, all more or less connected with the sea, were dining in a small river-hostelry notmore than thirty miles from London, and less than twenty from that shallow and dangerous puddleto which our coasting men give the grandiose name of Germa...


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  • The main characteristic of this volume consists in this, that all the stories composing it belong not only to the same period but have been written one after another in the order in which they appear in the book. The period is that which follows on m...


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  • In Conrad's haunting tale, Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the enigmatic Kurtz. Travelling to the heart of the African continent, he discovers how Kurtz has gained his position of power and ...


  • Book jacket/back: This novel was conceived in the heated and controversial politics of Britain at the turn of the century. Arthur Granger, an aristocratic and unsuccessful novelist, betrays the ideals he prides himself on for the unrequited love of a...


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    ''To the white men in the waterside business and to the captain of ships he was just Jim - nothing more. He had, of course, another name, but he was anxious that it should not be pronounced.''Lord Jim tells the story of a young, idealistic Englishma...


  • The five stories brought together in Tales of Unrest (1898) mark a turning point in the writer''s career. Conrad''s first short story collection evidences a writer firmly in control of his new craft staking a claim to diverse cultural and fictional t...


  • The Children of the Sea is an exciting sea adventure novel and Joseph Conrad's best work of his early period. In fact, were it not for the book's title, it undoubtedly would be read more often than it is currently. At one time, it was one of ...


  • """An Outcast of the Islands"" is my second novel in the absolute sense of the word; second in conception, second in execution, second as it were in its essence. There was no hesitation, half-formed plan, vague idea, or the vaguest reverie of anythin...


  • Lush prose and penetrating psychological insight infuse Conrad’s first novel with the qualities that have made him one of the most popular and most studied writers in English literature. The novel chronicles the tragic decline of a Dutch merchant i...


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    Joseph Conrad, born Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, (1857-1924) was a Polish-born novelist who spent most of his adult life in Britain. He is regarded as one of the greatest English novelists, which is even more notable because he did not learn to ...


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    "The Black Mate" is a sea story written by Joseph Conrad (1857-1924). It was first published in 1884. The tale starts in first person narrative mode. The un-named narrator is a friend of the mate of the Sapphire Winston Bunter, and he is present in t...


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    An un-named narrator describes the Count he meets at his hotel in Naples. He is a cultivated, rich, and sympathetic character, yet the narrator does not know his name or where he is from. The narrator leaves for ten days to look after a friend who is...


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    Karain, A Memory was written in the year 1897 by Joseph Conrad. In 'Karain, a Memory', a Malay war-chief makes an odyssey trying to kill a woman who left her native village with a white man. He becomes haunted by the spirit of his dead brother...


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    The white man, turning his back upon the setting sun, looked along the empty and broad expanse of the sea-reach. For the last three miles of its course the wandering, hesitating river, as if enticed irresistibly by the freedom of an open horizon, flo...


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    The Nature of a Crime, the third of three collaborations between Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford, was originally written when the two men were living in Winchelsea, Sussex, in 1906, but not published in book form until 1924, shortly after Conrad's ...


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    A Personal Record (1912) both documents and fictionalizes Joseph Conrad's early life and the opening stages of his careers as a writer and as a seaman. It is also an artistic and political manifesto. The introduction traces Conrad's sources and gives...






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    Set during the Napoleonic Wars, this story features two French Hussar officers, D'Hubert and Feraud. Their quarrel over an initially minor incident turns into a bitter, long-drawn out struggle over the following fifteen years, interwoven with the lar...


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    Prince Roman is a Pole who gives up his comfortable position in the aristocracy to fight as a (virtually) unknown soldier resisting Russian oppression. When captured, he has every opportunity to escape punishment, but declares himself unequivocally c...


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    It was the shock of this disappointment, perhaps, coming soon after the loss of his wife, that had driven him crazy on that point, the barber suggested, with an air of great psychological insight. After a time the old man abandoned the active search....


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    An un-named narrator, an old Russian military campaigner, recounts scenes from the Napoleonic wars, finally focusing on his special relationship with a young soldier called Tomassov who had previously been posted in Paris. In an attack on the demoral...