Originally published in 1912, this is a collection of three short stories about the sea. The stories are: A Smile Of Fortune; The Secret Sharer; and, Freya Of The Seven Isles.
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Joseph Conrad (3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. He was born in Podolia, a part of modern Ukraine. In 1874 he left Poland to start a merchant-marine career. After nearly four years in France and on French ships, he joined the British merchant marine and for the next fifteen years served under the Red Ensign. On 2 July 1886 he applied for British nationality, which was granted on 19 August 1886. His three-year appointment with a Belgian trading company included service as captain of a steamer on the Congo River, an episode that would inspire his novella, Heart of Darkness. In 1894, aged 36, he reluctantly gave up the sea, partly because of poor health, partly due to unavailability of ships, and partly because he had become so fascinated with writing that he had decided on a literary career.
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140432949