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Title: Joseph Conrads The Secret Sharer


1
Joseph ConradsThe Secret Sharer
  • an introduction

2
The Early Life of Joseph Conrad
  • Born in 1857 in the Polish Ukraine
  • Father a political writer
  • Both parents died by age 11 and lived with Uncle
  • Moved to Paris at 17 to escape being drafted in
    the Russian Army
  • Moved to England at 21 to pursue a career as a
    naval officer spent 20 years at sea

3
Conrads Writing Career
  • Not fluent in English until 21
  • Wrote first book in 1889
  • Continued traveling around the world
  • Most famous for Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim

4
Later Lifes Challenges
  • Suicide attempt at 17
  • After being spurned by two women he loved, he
    married Jessie George in 1896. They had two
    children together.
  • Didnt experience financial success and fame
    until around 1914
  • Died in 1924

5
Literary Themes in The Secret Sharer
  • Dualities of self
  • Coming into adulthood and responsibility
  • Alienation and Forgiveness
  • Cain and Abel
  • There but for the grace of God go I
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