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Joseph Conrad
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Born on 3rd of December 1857
Died on 3rd of August 1924

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Born 1857 - Berdichev, Poland. Died 1924 - British novelist, author of Lord Jim.

Merchant sailor for over ten years visiting Singapore, Borneo and Belgian Congo, this inspired much of his writing. Married in 1895 and settled in Kent. First novel was Almayer’s Folly (1894), others included Lord Jim (1900), Nostromo (1904) and The Secret Agent (1907). Became well-known with publication of Chance in 1914. Short stories include Tales of Unrest (1898) and semi-autobiographical The Mirror of the Sea (1906).

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I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may, - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful - John Constable
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