Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. This volume includes "A Smile of Fortune," "The Secret Sharer," and "Freya of the Seven Isles": "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 and domestic in his habits; in short, overtaken by the fate common to all except to those who, being specially beloved by the gods, get knocked on the head early. The letter was of the reminiscent "do you remember" kind -- a wistful letter of backward glances. And, amongst other things, "surely you remember old Nelson," he wrote. "Remember old Nelson! Certainly. And to begin with, his name was not Nelson. . . ."
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Joseph Conrad (1857 - 1924) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. He joined the British merchant marine in 1878 and was granted British nationality in 1886. Though he did not speak English fluently until he was in his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. He wrote stories and novels, many with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an impassive, inscrutable universe.
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