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Almayer's Folly : A Story of an Eastern River - Joseph Conrad

Almayer's Folly

A Story of an Eastern River

Hardcover Published: 28th June 2013
ISBN: 9780521432054
Number Of Pages: 326

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Set in eastern Borneo during the 1880s, Almayer's Folley recreates the conflicts of imperial Europe with the colonised East Indies through Joseph Conrad's story of Kaspar Almayer's personal tragedy: his loss of both his daughter of mixed race to her native lover and his dream of finding enough gold to return to Amsterdam in triumph. The introduction gives the history of the composition over almost five years as Conrad went to the Congo, Australia, the Ukraine, Belgium, Switzerland, and France as a seaman and on holiday. The novel has suffered seven layers of unauthorised intervention by typists and publishers, as set out in the essay on the text and the apparatus. The notes explain Malay terms and historical references, and there are two regional maps. This is the text of Almayer's Folley, established through modern textual scholarship, as Conrad would have like it to have appeared in 1895.

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"...Almayer's Folly remains a provocative literary document, both for the psychologically compelling story it tells and the artistic story it foretells." English Literature in Transition 1880-1920

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Almayer's Folly: A Story of an Eastern River
The texts: an essay, AlmayerG++s Folly
The authorG++s note
The Cambridge text
Rejected page of manuscript: Chapter 11
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521432054
ISBN-10: 0521432057
Series: Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 326
Published: 28th June 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52