Joseph Conrad pp 199-205 | Cite as

The True Birthplace of Joseph Conrad

  • Ugo Mursia


Fifty years after Joseph Conrad’s death, we still don’t know exactly where he was born. The early biographies published in Conrad’s own lifetime — those of Richard Curler1 and Hugh Walpole2 — dealt vaguely with his birthplace, speaking of the ‘Ukraine in the South of Poland’ or of ‘Russian Poland in the Kiev area of the Ukraine’,3 and so on.


Birth Certificate Documentary Source Travel Journal English Spelling Parish Church 
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  1. 2.
    H. Walpole, Joseph Conrad (London: Nisbet & Co., 1916), p. 8.Google Scholar
  2. 7.
    G. Jean-Aubry, Vie de Conrad (Paris: Gallimard, 1947), p. 18.Google Scholar
  3. 8.
    J. Baines, Joseph Conrad — A Critical Biography (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1960), p. 7.Google Scholar

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