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Joseph Conrad An Innovator in British Literature Joseph Conrads innovative literature is influenced by his experiences in traveling to foreign countries around the world Conrads literature consists of the various styles of techniques he uses to display his well-recognized work as British literature His prose style varying from eloquently sensuous to bare and astringent keeps the reader in constant touch with a mature truth-seeking creative mind Hutchinson 1 Conrads novels are basically based on having both a psychological and sociological plot within them This is why Conrads work carries its own uniqueness from other novels when being compared to his Examples of Conrads literature include novels such as Heart of Darkness Lord Jim and The Secret Agent Heart of Darkness is basically based on his own experiences but Conrad also adds fiction into this particular novel Dintenfass 1 It has been said that Conrads style of writing is described as life as we actually live itis to be blurred and messy and confusing-- and the abstract ideasof actual experiences can sometimes produce in us or in that part of us anyway which tries to understand the world in some rational way Acquiring this from the novel gives the reader a psychological perspective in that they are receiving feedback in a conscious way such as a hallucination or a phantasm Dintenfass 2 Readers have curiously questioned the purpose of his novels such as Heart of Darkness but the answer is quite simple The purpose is to get the reader to re-live any experience in some significant and concrete way with all its complexity and messiness all its darkness and ambiguity intact Dintenfass 3 An additional novel with similar characteristics of the novel Heart of Darkness is Lord Jim Not much is said about Lord Jim but it has been known that Conrad most likely will place metaphors in his novel when describing a location extrinsic from any common place The reason for adding metaphors
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