Victory: An Island Tale (Twentieth Century Classics)

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This is a story of a man's attempt to detach himself from the central current of life. He becomes involved in the operation of a coal company on a remote island in the Malay archipelago. When that fails he turns his back on humanity until, once again, he is drawn into contact with the world.

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Set in the islands of the Malay Archipelago, "Victory tells the story of a disillusioned Swede, Axel Heyst, who rescues Lena, a young English musician, from the clutches of a brutish German hotel owner. Seeking refuge at Heyst's remote island retreat on Samburan, the couple is soon besieged by three villains dispatched by the enraged hotelier. The arrival on the island paradise of this trio of fiends sets off a terrifying series of events that ultimately ends in catastrophe.
"With "Victory, Conrad inaugurated a new style and aesthetic," writes Peter Lancelot Mallios in his Introduction. "The tremendous literary sophistication to be found in "Victory does "not result in the exclusion of the popular reader."
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