Almayer's Folly: A Story of an Eastern River

Almayer's Folly: A Story of an Eastern River

by Joseph Conrad
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Almayer's Folly: A Story of an Eastern River by Joseph Conrad

Set in eastern Borneo during the 1880s, Almayer's Folly recreates the conflicts of imperial Europe with the colonized East Indies through Kaspar Almayer's personal tragedy: his loss of both his daughter to her native lover and his dream of finding gold. This edition presents Joseph Conrad's first novel freed from seven layers of publishers' and typists' corruptions. Complete textual and contextual histories, full annotation and two regional maps are provided. This is the text, established through modern textual scholarship, as Conrad would have liked it to have appeared in 1895.

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BN ID: 2940023738451
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & company
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 366 KB

About the Author

Nadine Gordimer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1991, has written numerous works set in her South African homeland, including The Conservationist, Burger’s Daughter, and July’s People. Her most recent novel is The Pickup.

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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Conrad's first novel; very tightly woven tale, recommended!
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