Happy Birthday, Joseph Conrad
Today is the birthday of Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski on December 3, 1857). Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest English novelists, though (born a Polish national) he did not learn to speak English well until he was in his 20's. Conrad is recognized as a master prose stylist. His books include Heart of Darkness (1899), Lord Jim (1900), Typhoon (1902), Nostromo (1904), and The Secret Agent (1907).
Conrad died on August 3, 1924.