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I. BIOGRAPHY A. PROFILE Joseph Conrad was one of the greatest writers. His real name was Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski. He was born on December 3, 1857 at Berdichev. He was the only child of a Patriotic Polish couple. He died on August 3, 1924 because of heart attack and buried at Canterbury. B. FAMILY Conrad’s family belonged to the szlachta or a hereditary class in the aristocracy on the social hierarchy, combining qualities of gentry and nobility. 1. Father Conrad’s father is Apollo Nalecz Korzeniowski. He was the translator of William Shakespeare and Victor Hugo, a poet, leader of a Polish revolutionary group, man of letters in Poland, and one of the organizers of the Clandestine City Committee of Warsaw National Central Committee. He was sent into exile at Volegda, Russia. He died on 1869. 2. Mother
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Conrad’s mother is Evelina Bobrowski. She was a gentle lady. She suffered tuberculosis and died in April 1865. 3. Uncle The brother of Conrad’s mother, Tadeusz Bobrowski, was a lawyer who lived in Cracow, Poland. He became the guardian of Joseph Conrad. He would support Conrad morally and financially. C. LOVE LIFE Joseph Conrad had his first love affair when he was in Marseilles at seventeen. But, it ended in disaster. Because of being heart-broken and sad, Conrad tried to commit suicide. After he had failed in love affair, he continued writing, writing and writing.
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