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See Article History Alternative Title: During his lifetime Conrad was admired for the richness of his prose and his renderings of dangerous life at sea and in exotic places.
To Conrad, the sea meant above all the tragedy of loneliness.
A writer of complex skill and striking insight, but above all of an intensely personal vision, he has been increasingly regarded as one of the greatest English novelists. He was arrested in late and was sent into exile at Vologda in northern Russia. In A Personal Record Conrad relates that his first introduction to the English language was at the age of eight, when his father was translating the works of Shakespeare and Victor Hugo in order to support the household.
Responsibility for the boy was assumed by his maternal uncle, Tadeusz Bobrowski, a lawyer, who provided his nephew with advice, admonitionfinancial help, and love. In Conrad left for Marseille with the intention of going to sea.
Life at sea Bobrowski made him an allowance of 2, francs a year and put him in touch with a merchant named Delestang, in whose ships Conrad sailed in the French merchant service.
His first voyage, on the Mont-Blanc to Martiniquewas as a passenger; on its next voyage he sailed as an apprentice. On this voyage Conrad seems to have taken part in some unlawful enterprise, probably gunrunning, and to have sailed along the coast of Venezuela, memories of which were to find a place in Nostromo.
Conrad became heavily enmeshed in debt upon returning to Marseille and apparently unsuccessfully attempted to commit suicide. As a sailor in the French merchant navy he was liable to conscription when he came of age, so after his recovery he signed on in April as a deckhand on a British freighter bound for Constantinople with a cargo of coal.
After the return journey his ship landed him at Lowestoft, Englandin June Conrad remained in England, and in the following October he shipped as an ordinary seaman aboard a wool clipper on the London—Sydney run.
Conrad was to serve 16 years in the British merchant navy. In June he passed his examination as second mate, and in April he joined the Palestine, a bark of tons.
This move proved to be an important event in his life; it took him to the Far East for the first time, and it was also a continuously troubled voyage, which provided him with literary material that he would use later. He returned to London by passenger steamer, and in September he shipped as mate on the Riversdale, leaving her at Madras to join the Narcissus at Bombay.
At about this time Conrad began writing his earliest known letters in the English language. Her captain was John McWhirr, whom he later immortalized under the same name as the heroic, unimaginative captain of the steamer Nan Shan in Typhoon. He then joined the Vidar, a locally owned steamship trading among the islands of the southeast Asian archipelago.
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“The Secret Sharer” stands as a perplexing examination of every person’s dual nature, and how each person must resolve this duality for the self to grow. (The Doppelganger Theme) The two themes of isolation and doppelganger constitute the .
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Conrad’s view of life is indeed deeply pessimistic. In every idealism are the seeds of corruption, and.