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Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad: An Innovator in British Literature Joseph Conrad’s innovative literature is influenced by his experiences in traveling to foreign countries around the world. Conrad’s literature consists of the various styles oftechniques he uses to display his well-recognized work as British literature. “His prose style,varying from eloquently sensuous to bare and astringent, keeps the reader in constant touch with amature, truth-seeking, creative mind” (Hutchinson 1). Conrad’s novels are basically based onhaving both a psychological and sociological plot within them. This is why Conrad’s work carriesits own uniqueness from other novels when being compared to his.Examples of Conrad’s literature include novels such as Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, andThe Secret Agent. Heart of Darkness is basically based on his own experiences, but Conrad alsoadds fiction into this particular novel (Dintenfass 1). It has been said that Conrad’s style ofwriting is described as “...life as we actually live it...[is] to be blurred and messy and confusing--and the abstract ideas...[of] actual experiences can sometimes produce in us, or in that part of us,anyway, which tries to understand the world in some rational way.” Acquiring this from the novelgives the reader a psychological perspective in that they are receiving feedback in a conscious waysuch as a hallucination or a phantasm (Dintenfass 2). Readers have curiously questioned thepurpose of his novels such as Heart of Darkness, but the answer is quite simple. “[The] purposeis to get the reader to re-live [any] experience in some [significant] and concrete way, with all itscomplexity and messiness, all its darkness and ambiguity, intact” (Dintenfass 3). An additionalnovel with similar characteristics of the novel Heart of Darkness is Lord Jim. Not much is saidabout Lord Jim, but it has been known that Conrad most likely ...

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