The Way of the Kings

The Way of the Kings

by Andre Malraux
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

One of Malraux's most exotic novels, The Way of Kings is a perfect companion to Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. When Claude and Perken meet on a ship heading for Indochina, they decide to throw in their lots to form a dual expedition into the perilous jungles of Cambodia. Claude, a young Frenchman, is seeking adventure, fame, and fortune. Perken, a

See more details below

Overview

One of Malraux's most exotic novels, The Way of Kings is a perfect companion to Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. When Claude and Perken meet on a ship heading for Indochina, they decide to throw in their lots to form a dual expedition into the perilous jungles of Cambodia. Claude, a young Frenchman, is seeking adventure, fame, and fortune. Perken, a veteran Dutch explorer, is returning to his own little patch of Siam; appalled at the effects of age, he is aiming to recapture his former masculine pride. Facing death at every turn from the seething forest and “bestial” tribes people, they are nonetheless driven to leave their stamp on a world on the eve of its demise. Novelist, art historian, and statesman André Malraux is best known for his psychological masterpiece, Man’s Fate.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

One of Malraux’s most exotic novels, The Way of Kings is a perfect companion to Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.

Library Journal
Malraux's 1930 story follows a young adventurer determined to find fortune and glory and a veteran explorer endeavoring to recapture his youth. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843914068
Publisher:
Hesperus Press
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Hesperus Modern Voices Series
Edition description:
Translatio
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >