In this loving portrait by his son Borys, the author of Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim is observed at work and away from his desk, where he is described as a companionable father who was willing to take risky and decisive action at the outbreak of World War I in order to protect his family. However, no attempt is made to conceal the man’s weaknesses, and the crucial role his stoical wife played in keeping the family together. Providing fascinating sketches of Conrad’s most well-known literary acquaintances, including Henry James, John Galsworthy, and Ford Madox Ford, these memoirs are an absorbing read for any aficionado or student of Conrad’s great novels.
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Published January 1, 1970
by Putnam Pub Group.
Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel.