Joseph Conrad lived an adventurous life at sea in the final and glorious days of sailing ships and his favoured destination was Asia, the port of Singapore and the remote ports of the Indonesian archipelago.
Towards the end of his sailing career he began to write of his experiences of a river and a settlement in East Borneo which he described as ‘One of the last, forgotten, unknown places on earth’. His first novels Almayer’s Folly, The Outcast of the Islands, Lord Jim and The Rescue were all based on the places he had visited, the stories he had heard, and the people he had met during these voyages.
In this fascinating talk, Ian Burnet explores the life and times of Conrad, sharing the extensive research behind his latest book, Joseph Conrad’s Eastern Voyages – Tales of Singapore and an East Borneo River.
Free online event - everyone welcome!