Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts
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Polish, not English, was the language Joseph Conrad grew up speaking. English wasn’t even his second language: French was. The fact that Conrad achieved fame in his third language is testimony to his genius — genius that could be contained neither by linguistic barriers nor by national boundaries. Early political persecution and exile failed to stifle it; even the loss of family and deep personal unhappiness could only restrain it temporarily.
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