Joseph Conrad

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Birthday
3, 1857
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Aug 3, 1924 (66)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
3, 1857
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Aug 3, 1924 (66)

About

Polish-born English author who wrote Lord Jim (1900) and Heart of Darkness (1899). The latter work was adapted into the 1979 Francis Ford Coppola film, Apocalypse Now.

Before Fame

He enrolled at St. Petersburg University and studied literature for several years. He published his first novel, Almayer's Folly, in 1895.

Trivia

His dark, nautical-themed works are sometimes considered precursors to Modernist literature.

Family Life

He married Englishwoman, Jessie George, in March of 1896. The couple became parents to two children: Borys and John.

Associated With

His works have led to many film adaptations, including The Duel, a historical drama starring Keith Carradine.