Joseph Conrad (Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) (1857–1924) was born in Ukraine. Raised by an uncle after the death of his parents, he educated himself by reading widely in Polish and French. At age twenty-one he began a long career sailing the seas on French merchant vessels, after which he went to London and began writing, using the romance and adventure of his own life for his incomparable sea novels.
Marlowe tells a tale of his youth, before he ventured into the Heart of Darkness. After several false starts, he signs as second officer on a trading ship to Bangkok.
Before their final disembarkation, he discovers that all the rats are abandoning shi...[SEE MORE]