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Almayer's Folly
Owen Knowles

Classification : Others
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2009
Imprint : Everyman Classics
Page Extent : TBC
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789350091104
Price : 250

About the book
��it testified silently before the cloudless heaven that the man lying there under the gaze of indifferent eyes had been permitted to forget before he died.� Conrad�s first novel (1895) is also the first part of his Malayan trilogy. Set in Borneo against an exotic and ruinous background, the novel enact the final, tragi-comic �anguish of paternity� of the trader Almayer, the colonialist idealist-dreamer and Conrad�s first isolated man. As the husband of a Philippino woman and the father of a half-caste daughter, Almayer witnesses his dreams of wealth, conquest and escape being defeated by domestic, social and political schism. Published in the year following the death of Robert Louis Stevenson, Almayer�s Folly is superficially an exotic romance; but, beyond the limits of Romance, Conrad as the critic of colonialism and pioneer of the modernist novel begins to emerge. The most comprehensive paperback edition available, with introduction, notes, selected criticism, text summary and chronology of Conrad�s life and times

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