Joseph Conrad
#89 Overall Influence

Joseph Conrad

Polish-British writer


Why is this person notable and influential?

Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. Conrad wrote stories and novels, many with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of what he saw as an impassive, inscrutable universe.

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    As a master prose stylist of nineteenth and twentieth-century modernism, Conrad’s works shaped and inspired English narrative fiction. Moreover, his novels’ anti-heroic characters inspired many other authors.

Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • L'Attente
  • An Outpost of Progress
  • The Idiots
  • La Brute
  • The Inheritors
  • Tales of Unrest
  • The Secret Sharer
  • The Rescue
  • The Nature of a Crime
  • The Mirror of the Sea
  • Gaspar Ruiz
  • L'Officier noir
  • Nostromo
  • L'Âme du guerrier
  • Romance
  • Falk : un souvenir
  • Amy Foster
  • The Duel
  • L'Histoire
  • The Return
  • Because of the Dollars
  • The Lagoon
  • Victory
  • Le Prince Roman
  • Youth: a Narrative, and Two Other Stories
  • Heart of Darkness
  • The Nigger of the 'Narcissus'
  • A smile of fortune: harbour story
  • The Secret Agent
  • Chance
  • A Personal Record
  • Un anarchiste
  • Le Miroir de la mer
  • Un sourire de la fortune
  • An Outcast of the Islands
  • Henry James — An Appreciation
  • Typhoon
  • The End of the Tether
  • Falk
  • Freya of the Seven Islands
  • A Set of Six
  • Lord Jim
  • L'Associé
  • Retour en Pologne
  • Almayer's Folly
  • The Rover
  • The Duel
  • The Shadow Line
  • Le Mouchard
  • Last Essays
  • Pour demain
  • Karain : un souvenir
  • Le Planteur de Malata
  • L'Auberge des deux sorcières
  • Youth
  • Under Western Eyes
  • The Arrow of Gold
  • Il Conde

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#14 World Rank