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Joseph Conrad

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"Joseph Conrad" by Hugh Walpole is a meticulously researched and engaging biography of one of the most influential writers in English literature. Walpole provides a detailed account of Conrad's life, from his upbringing in Poland to his adventures as a sailor, and finally his career as a successful author.

Not only does Walpole delve into Conrad's personal life and relationships, but he also analyzes Conrad's works in depth, shedding light on the influences and themes that permeate his writing. The book is a must-read for anyone interested in learning more about the man behind classic novels such as "Heart of Darkness" and "Lord Jim."

Overall, Walpole's biography of Joseph Conrad is a comprehensive and insightful exploration of a literary icon. It is a well-written and captivating read that offers a fresh perspective on the life and works of this extraordinary writer.

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This is a literary biography of Joseph Conrad (1857 – 1924) who is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English. He was granted British nationality in 1886, but always considered himself a Pole. Though he did not speak English fluently until he was in his twenties (and always with a marked accent), he was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English sensibility into English literature. He wrote stories and novels, many with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit.

Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, CBE (1884 – 1941) was an English novelist. He was the son of an Anglican clergyman, intended for a career in the church but drawn instead to writing. Among those who encouraged him were the authors Henry James and Arnold Bennett. His skill at scene-setting, vivid plots, and high profile as a lecturer brought him a large readership in the United Kingdom and North America. He was a best-selling author in the 1920s and 1930s, but has been largely neglected since his death.... Joseph Conrad said of him, "We see Mr. Walpole grappling with the truth of things spiritual and material with his characteristic earnestness, and we can discern the characteristics of this acute and sympathetic explorer of human nature."

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