Joseph Conrad(1857-1924), Novelist
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Polish-British writer; became a seaman, and voyaged widely in the East, the setting for many of his most famous novels. Conrad became a British subject in 1886, settled in England in 1894 and devoted himself to literature. He is considered one of the greatest English-language novelists, whose principal works include Lord Jim (1900), Nostromo (1904) and Under Western Eyes (1911).