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Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski was born in the Ukraine on 3 December 1857. His parents were Polish and had both died in exile by the time Conrad was eleven. His uncle then became his guardian and looked after him in Krakow until he was sixteen when he went to sea and sailed on French and British ships. He was made British citizen in 1886 and changed his name to Joseph Conrad. In 1889 Conrad visited the Congo and his experiences there inspired Heart of Darkness. In 1894 he published his first novel, Almayer's Folly and went on to write nineteen more as well as many short stories, essays and a memoir. In 1896 he married Jessie George and they later had two sons. Conrad died on 3 August 1924.

Books by Joseph Conrad

Typhoon
Victory
To-Morrow
The Secret Sharer And Other Stories
The Secret Agent
Heart of Darkness: Popular Penguins
Freya Of The Seven Isles
Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer
The Portable Conrad
Heart Of Darkness
The Nigger Of The Narcissus And Other Stories
Mod Lib Victory
Mod Lib Almayer's Folly
Mod Lib Under Western Eyes
Mod Lib
Mod Lib Heart Of Darkness
Heart Of Darkness/Secret Share
Lord Jim
Nostromo
Under Western Eyes
Typhoon And Other Stories