Joseph Conrad (3 Dec 1857 – 3 Aug 1924) was an English writer of Polish origin and though he wrote his works in English he always considered himself a Pole. His stories often have nautical setting which is a typical feature of adventure stories. A symbolic meaning can be found in this idea: the author traces the fates of people in the indifferent and strange world. Amy Foster is short story by Joseph Conrad. The narrative revolves around Yanko Goorall, a poor emigrant from Central Europe. He took ship to the United States, but wrecked near by the coast of Great Britain. He does not know English language, he has no friends or connections, and there no help to come. But in this strange new land he finds a new goal to strive to. How will an adventure of an outlander in England end? Read and find out!