Secret Sharer, The

Secret Sharer, The

Broadcast: May 13, 1976
Added: Nov 02 2014

Joseph Conrad was acclaimed for his powerful stories of the sea. Born in Poland, a tragic childhood included exile to Russia with his parents who died there. In his youth, his uncle managed to get him to a French ship where he became an apprentice seaman. 

Later he joined the English merchant service where he rose through the ranks and learned first hand the vicissitudes of nineteenth century life on a sailing ship. His true adventures were the basis for the stories he wrote, and mysticism ran deep as he imagined himself as the captain in the tale we're about to hear. Come aboard a four-masted schooner, which has just been loaded with a cargo of tea and spices from the middle east, to be transported across the Indian ocean...