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One of the finest sytlist of modern English literature was Joseph Conrad was a Polish-bornEnglish novelist short story writer essayist dramatist and autobiographer Conrad wasborn in 1857 in a Russian-ruled Province of Poland According to Jocelyn Baines a literarycritic Conrad was exiled with his parents to northern Russia in 1863 following his hisparents participation in the Polish independence movement Baines 34 His parents healthrapidly deteriorated in Russia and after their deaths in 1868 Conrad lived in the homes ofrelatives where he was often ill and received spradic schooling 35 Conrads birth-givenname was Jozef Tedor Konrad Valecz Korzeniowski however his name was legallychanged 39 Conrad died of a heart attack August 3 1924 in Bishopsbourne KentEngland 34 With such an innovative style Joseph Conrad was perhaps one of Britainsmost remarkable authors of modern English literatureThroughout Conrads career his works have became influential as well asremarkable Cited by Ted E Boyle a short story analysis Conrads novels are complexmoral and psychological examinations of ambiguous nature of good and evil Boyle 93 Conrads characters are repeatedly forced to acknowledge their own failures and theweakness of their ideals against all forms of coruption the most honorable characters arethose who realize their fallibility but still struggle to up hold the dictates of conscience 99 Early in life Conrad pursued a career as a seaman sailing to Martinique and the WestIndies In 1894 he began a career as a writer basing much of his work on his experienceas a seaman 100 Throughout his career Conrad examined the impossibility of living by atraditional code of conduct His novels postulate that the complexity of the human spiritallows neither absolute fidelity to any ideal nor even to ones conscience Baines 49 Conrads work failure is a fact of human existence and every ideal contains the possibilitiesMost of Conrads greatest works take place on a ship or in the backwaters ofcivilization After assessing Conrads works Douglas Hewitt a renown critic claimed that a ship
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