Joseph Conrad

Standard Name: Conrad, Joseph
Joseph Conrad 's publishing career spans a little over the first quarter of the twentieth century. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography judges him to be one of the greatest fiction-writers—and probably the greatest political novelist—in English,
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
a language which he had learned as a non-native speaker. Female characters in his work are a generally peripheral minority.


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Birth Elizabeth Oxenbridge, Lady Tyrwhit
Elizabeth Oxenbridge (later Lady Tyrwhit) was born at a manor called Brede Place (formerly Forde Place), at the village of Brede in East Sussex, into a family of five children (as well as an...
Dedications Violet Hunt
VH published the novel The House of Many Mirrors, which she dedicated to her associate Joseph Conrad .
Belford, Barbara. Violet. Simon and Schuster, 1990.
Education Patricia Highsmith
PH went to various schools. She was removed from her first NewYork public school because her grandmother objected to her making friends with black children. Then came a small and select private school which she...
Family and Intimate relationships Dora Russell
The baby was named after a great-grandfather and the author Joseph Conrad , who was a friend of the Russells.
Russell, Dora. The Tamarisk Tree: My Quest for Liberty and Love. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1975.
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Family and Intimate relationships Fay Weldon
During her marriage she and Edgar entertained the literary and avant-garde world: she later regaled her grand-daughter with irreverent stories of Joseph Conrad , Jean Rhys (Such a louche young woman),
Weldon, Fay. Auto da Fay. Flamingo, 2002.
Ford Madox Ford
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth De la Pasture
The year after the marriage he published an article in the Times on Ceylon as The Premier Crown Colony. He published extensively on Malayan language and culture. He was a friend of Joseph Conrad
Family and Intimate relationships E. M. Delafield
In 1910, two years after the death of her first husband, Elizabeth de la Pasture married Sir Hugh Clifford , who was the Colonial Secretary of Ceylon and a friend of Joseph Conrad (Conrad used...
Friends, Associates Dora Russell
During this period, the Russells' friends and associates included Sybil Thorndike and Lewis Casson , Ottoline Morrell , T. S. Eliot , W. B. Yeats , G. B. and Charlotte Shaw , Desmond MacCarthy ...
Friends, Associates Violet Hunt
VH entertained here frequently: her sometimes piquantly mixed invitation lists included the names of H. D. , D. H. Lawrence , Ezra Pound , Joseph Conrad , Wyndham Lewis , Walter de la Mare ...
Friends, Associates Ford Madox Ford
Living with his grandfather Ford Madox Brown after his father's death, he met many literary great Victorians at an early age. During his early married life he got to know H. G. Wells , Joseph Conrad
Friends, Associates Lady Ottoline Morrell
LOM 's friendships were many and strongly felt. Developed mainly through her salons and other creative associations, they swept in Lytton Strachey , Virginia Woolf , Roger Fry , Joseph Conrad , T. S. and...
Friends, Associates John Galsworthy
He first met Joseph Conrad , of whom he became a good friend, during Conrad's days as a seaman who looked very unlike a potential writer.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Friends, Associates Constance Garnett
Their friends included several notable writers: D. H. Lawrence , Joseph Conrad , and John Galsworthy .
Humanities Research Center, University of Texas. The Garnetts: A Literary Family. University of Texas.
Health Lady Ottoline Morrell
LOM was back in Lausanne to begin psychological treatment (management for stress and severe headache pain) with Dr Roger Vittoz , whose techniques had been praised by William James and Joseph Conrad .
Seymour, Miranda. Ottoline Morrell: Life on the Grand Scale. Farrar Straus Giroux, 1992.
Intertextuality and Influence Violet Hunt
VH was fascinated by the mysterious throughout her life. As a small girl, she loved to listen to her mother talk about the White Lady, a spirit haunting the kitchen of Margaret Hunt 's...


8 August 1880
The ship Jeddah, flying the British flag and carrying almost a thousand Malayan Muslims on pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina, was towed into Aden, leaking badly, three weeks after sailing from Singapore.
15 February 1894
French anarchist Martial Bourdin was fatally injured in an apparent attempt to destroy the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park using a home-made bomb.
February 1916
Painter C. R. W. Nevinson scored a great success with his first one-man show, at the Leicester Galleries in London, of paintings expressive of the dehumanised violence of modern warfare.
1 July 2007
British publisher Tank Books released a series of classic books, Tales to Take Your Breath Away, designed to mimic cigarette packets—the same size, packaged in flip-top cartons with silver foil wrapping and sealed in cellophane.
TankBooks: Tales to Take Your Breath Away.