An Outcast of the Islands

An Outcast of the Islands

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by Joseph Conrad, Hans van Marle
     
 

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AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS is the story of a self deluded South Seas trader who, for reasons that are as false as his own self-assessment, marries a Malay woman. Ostracized by his own society, in time he earns the contempt of the natives. Hence, he truly becomes "an outcast of the islands."

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AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS is the story of a self deluded South Seas trader who, for reasons that are as false as his own self-assessment, marries a Malay woman. Ostracized by his own society, in time he earns the contempt of the natives. Hence, he truly becomes "an outcast of the islands."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199554638
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Conrad, (1857-1924) born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, was a Polish-born English novelist. Most of his works featured a nautical setting and depicted trials of the human spirit by the demands of duty and honor. Before he started writing, Conrad joined the French merchant marines and later joined the British navy. Some of his numerous works include, Heart of Darkness, The Arrow of Gold, The Secret Agent, An Outcast of the Islands, and Lord Jim.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
December 3, 1857
Date of Death:
August 3, 1924
Place of Birth:
Berdiczew, Podolia, Russia
Place of Death:
Bishopsbourne, Kent, England
Education:
Tutored in Switzerland. Self-taught in classical literature. Attended maritime school in Marseilles, France

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well worth the read!
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