From the publisher:
Much has been written about Conrad the author, but “My Father Joseph Conrad” offers a glimpse of the family man. In this loving portrait by his son Borys, the author of “Heart of Darkness” is observed at work and away from his desk, where he is described as a companionable father, who was willing to take risky and decisive action at the outbreak of the First World War in order to protect his family. However, no attempt is made to conceal the man’s weaknesses, and the crucial role his stoical wife played in keeping the family together. Providing fascinating sketches of Conrad’s most well-known literary acquaintances, including Henry James, John Galsworthy and Ford Madox Ford, these memoirs are an absorbing read for any aficionado or student of Conrad’s great novels.