He was born Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzenowski in the Polish Ukraine in 1857. English was his third language. He spent many arduous years at sea, visiting exotic places. He married and settled in England, where he wrote his stories and novels that are still much-read and much-admired today.
Born to Polish parents in Russian-dominated Ukraine, Joseph Conrad led an extraordinary and adventurous life, much of which was spent at sea. This new biography charts his story, considering his writings in the light of his eventful experiences. Complementing "Hesperus" titles including "The Return", "A Smile of Fortune" and "The Tale" this new book is an ideal introduction to the renowned and much-loved author of the twentieth-century masterpiece "Heart of Darkness".