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Mod Lib Almayer's Folly : Modern Library Classics - Joseph Conrad

Mod Lib Almayer's Folly

Modern Library Classics

Paperback Published: 1st October 2002
ISBN: 9780375760143
Number Of Pages: 208

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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.

"The human heart as recorded in Mr. Conrad's pages is the human heart of an immense number of men in all ages and in all climes." --Ford Madox Ford

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Chronology
Abbreviations
Introduction
Almayer's Folly: A Story of an Eastern River
The texts: an essay, AlmayerG++s Folly
The authorG++s note
The Cambridge text
Apparatus
Rejected page of manuscript: Chapter 11
Notes
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780375760143
ISBN-10: 0375760148
Series: Modern Library Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st October 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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