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Joseph Conrad

Name at birth: Teodor Jozef Konrad Nalecz KorzeniowskiJoseph Conrad was a novelist and story writer whose most famous works are Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness. Of Polish descent, he was born in…

Conrad, Joseph

(Encyclopedia) Conrad, Joseph, 1857–1924, English novelist, b. Berdichev, Russia (now Berdychiv, Ukraine), originally named Jósef Teodor Konrad Walecz Korzeniowski. Born of Polish…

Story, Joseph

(Encyclopedia) Story, Joseph, 1779–1845, American jurist, associate justice of the Supreme Court (1811–45), b. Marblehead, Mass. Admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1801, he practiced…

Aiken, Conrad

(Encyclopedia) Aiken, Conrad ā´kĭn [key], 1889–1973, American author, b. Savannah, Ga., grad. Harvard, 1912. Aiken is best known for his poetry, which often is preoccupied with the…

Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent

Director/Writer: Christopher HamptonDirector of Photography: Denis LenoirEditor:George AkersProduction Designer:Caroline AmiesMusic:Philip GlassProducer:Norma HeymanFox Searchlight; R; 94…

collect

(Encyclopedia) collect kŏl´ĕkt [key] [Late Lat.,=meeting], in Western liturgies, short prayer proper to an occasion, often asking a particular favor. In the Roman Catholic Church the…

Joseph

(Encyclopedia) Joseph, one of the heroes of the patriarchal narratives of the Book of Genesis. He is presented as the favored son of Jacob and Rachel, sold as a boy into slavery by his…

Conrad I

(Encyclopedia) Conrad I, d. 918, German king (911–18). As duke of Franconia he distinguished himself by military exploits and in 911 was elected successor to Louis the Child by…

Conrad

(Encyclopedia) Conrad, d. 1192, Latin king of Jerusalem (1192), marquis of Montferrat, a leading figure in the Third Crusade (see Crusades ). He saved Tyre from the Saracens and…

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan

(Encyclopedia) Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan lĕ´ fənyo͞o [key], 1814–73, Irish author. He spent his early career as a journalist. In 1863, he began producing a series of stories noted for…