Typhoon Author:Joseph Conrad Typhoon, first published in 1901, is recognized as one of Joseph Conrad's finest works. It is beautifully written and established his reputation as a master storyteller. This is a dramatic tale of a ship's crew exhibiting epic qualities of fortitude and courage in the face of overwhelming natural odds. Conrad uses the narrow confines of a ste... more »amer to examine how modern society copes with the forces of individual ego. By probing the psychological condition of men under pressure, he raised the adventure story to the level of high art.