The Way of the Kings

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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 ...

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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.

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

  • ISBN-13: 9781843914068
  • Publisher: Hesperus Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Series: Hesperus Modern Voices Series
  • Edition description: Translatio
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 1,001,184
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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