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Almayer's Folly: A Story of an Eastern River

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Publisher Comments:

Almayer’s Folly, Joseph Conrad’s first novel, is a tale of personal tragedy as well as a broader meditation on the evils of colonialism. Set in the lush jungle of Borneo in the late 1800s, it tells of the Dutch merchant Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice. Nadine Gordimer writes in her Introduction, “Conrad’s writing is lifelong questioning . . . What was ‘Almayer’s Folly’? The pretentious house never lived in? His obsession with gold? His obsessive love for his daughter, whose progenitors, the Malay race, he despised? All three?” Conrad established in Almayer’s Folly the themes of betrayal, isolation, and colonialism that he would explore throughout the rest of his life and work.

Synopsis:

Wanting nothing but the best for his beloved daughter, Nina, Kasper Almayer strives for fortune while inadvertently causing his own collapse with greed.

About the Author

Nadine Gordimer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1991, has written numerous works set in her South African homeland, including The Conservationist, Burger’s Daughter, and July’s People. Her most recent novel is The Pickup.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307430601
Subtitle:
A Story of an Eastern River
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction:
Gordimer, Nadine
Edited by:
Peter Lancelot Mallios
Author:
Conrad, Joseph
Author:
Mallios, Peter Lancelot
Author:
Conrad Joseph
Author:
Peter Lancelot Mallios
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
Trading companies
Subject:
Dutch
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20021008
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
174

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