'The several lives of Joseph  Conrad' "Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) considered himself a man of three lives: one as an ethnic Pole born in the Ukraine who lived the early part of his life in what is now Poland; one as a widely traveled seaman; and another as a writer in England. A master of reinventing himself, Conrad occasionally applied his fiction-writing skills to autobiography. To further complicate matters, some of those close to him gave inaccurate accounts of his life.

'The several lives of Joseph Conrad' "Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) considered himself a man of three lives: one as an ethnic Pole born in the Ukraine who lived the early part of his life in what is now Poland; one as a widely traveled seaman; and another as a writer in England. A master of reinventing himself, Conrad occasionally applied his fiction-writing skills to autobiography. To further complicate matters, some of those close to him gave inaccurate accounts of his life.

The Philosophical Hall at Strahov Monastery in Prague, Czech Republic by Raf Ferreira, www.facebook.com/SimBeauty

The Philosophical Hall at Strahov Monastery in Prague, Czech Republic by Raf Ferreira, www.facebook.com/SimBeauty

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