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Joseph Conrad werd in 1857 in de Poolse Oekraïne geboren. Als zoon van een nationalistische edelman die wegen zijn verzetswerk veroordeeld werd, bracht hij zijn vroegste jeugd in een Russisch verbanningsoord door. Na reeds op elfjarige leeftijd beide ouders verloren te hebben keerde hij zes jaar later zijn vaderland voorgoed de rug toe. Hij werd zeeman en bleef tot 1893 varen. Aanvankelijk was Mar
Title
Toean Jim
Author
Joseph Conrad
Language
Dutch
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English
Original title
Lord Jim
Publisher
Utrecht: Het Spectrum, [2008] | Other editions
316 p.
Note
Fotomech. herdr. van de uitg.: Utrecht : Het Spectrum, 1978
ISBN
9789031501175

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About Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, Polish: [ˈjuzɛf tɛˈɔdɔr ˈkɔnrat kɔʐɛˈɲɔfskʲi] (listen); 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he became a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. Conrad wrote stories and novels, many with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of what he saw as an impassive, inscrutable universe.

Conrad is considered an early modernist, though his works contain elements of 19th-century realism. His narrative style and anti-heroic characters, as in Lord Jim, for example, have influenced numerous authors. Many d…Read more on Wikipedia

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