Joseph Conrad Research Paper

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Born December third, 1857 in Berdichev, Ukraine, Joseph Conrad was a part of the noble Polish class. His parents, Apollo and Evelina Korzeniowski, were polish patriots who colluded against oppressive russian rule; consequently, they were apprehended and sent to live in the russian province of Vologda with the only four-year-old joseph. Conrad’s parents would die several years later, leaving him to be raised by an uncle in Poland. After receiving private school in Krakow, the now sixteen-year-old Conrad left Poland and traveled to the port city of Marseilles, France, where he began his years as a mariner. Having been introduced to a merchant by his uncle, Conrad sailed on several French ships, starting as an apprentice and then a steward.
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