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Joseph Conrad (1857 - 1924)

Conrad, who chose to write his magnificent books in English rather than his native tongue, was a master of depicting the tension of the individual and nature.  His psychological focus, his temporal unconventionality, and his exploration of Humanity's secret soul is amazing.

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"This is the difference between H.G. Wells and me.  Wells does not love humanity but thinks he can improve it; I love humanity but I know it is unimprovable." - Joseph Conrad, 1923

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List of Books


Almayer's Folly


An Outcast of the Islands


The Nigger of the "Narcissus"


Tales of Unrest


Lord Jim


The Inheritors


Heart of Darkness








The Mirror of the Sea


The Secret Agent


A Set of Six


The Secret Sharer


Under Western Eyes


'Twixt Land & Sea


A Personal Record






Within The Tides


The Shadow-line


The Arrow of Gold


The Rescue


Notes On Life & Letters


The Rover


The Nature of a Crime


Tales of Hearsay


Last Essays

(not a complete list)


"Don't talk to me of your Archimedes' lever. He was an absentminded person with a mathematical imagination. Mathematics commands all my respect, but I have no use for engines. Give me the right word and the right accent and I will move the world."

"It is not the clear-sighted who rule the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog."


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