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One of the finest sytlist of modern English literature was Joseph Conrad was a Polish-born English novelist short story writer essayist dramatist and autobiographer Conrad was born in 1857 in a Russian-ruled Province of Poland According to Jocelyn Baines a literary critic Conrad was exiled with his parents to northern Russia in 1863 following his his parents participation in the Polish independence movement Baines 34 His parents health rapidly deteriorated in Russia and after their deaths in 1868 Conrad lived in the homes of relatives where he was often ill and received spradic schooling 35 Conrads birth-given name was Jozef Tedor Konrad Valecz Korzeniowski however his name was legally changed 39 Conrad died of a heart attack August 3 1924 in Bishopsbourne Kent England 34 With such an innovative style Joseph Conrad was perhaps one of Britains most remarkable authors of modern English literature Throughout Conrads career his works have became influential as well as remarkable Cited by Ted E Boyle a short story analysis Conrads novels are complex moral and psychological examinations of ambiguous nature of good and evil Boyle 93 Conrads characters are repeatedly forced to acknowledge their own failures and the weakness of their ideals against all forms of coruption the most honorable characters are those 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 West Indies In 1894 he began a career as a writer basing much of his work on his experience as a seaman 100 Throughout his career Conrad examined the impossibility of living by a traditional code of conduct His novels postulate that the complexity of the human spirit allows 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 possibilities for its own conniption Boyle
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