Almayer's Folly (Penguin Modern Classics Fiction)

9780141184418: Almayer's Folly (Penguin Modern Classics Fiction)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:

Almayer’s Folly, Joseph Conrad’s first novel, is a tale of personal tragedy as well as a broader meditation on the evils of colonialism. Set in the lush jungle of Borneo in the late 1800s, it tells of the Dutch merchant Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice. Nadine Gordimer writes in her Introduction, “Conrad’s writing is lifelong questioning . . . What was ‘Almayer’s Folly’? The pretentious house never lived in? His obsession with gold? His obsessive love for his daughter, whose progenitors, the Malay race, he despised? All three?” Conrad established in Almayer’s Folly the themes of betrayal, isolation, and colonialism that he would explore throughout the rest of his life and work.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. He was granted British nationality in 1886 but always considered himself a Pole. Though he did not speak English fluently until he was in his twenties (and always with a marked accent), he was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English sensibility into English literature. He wrote stories and novels, many with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an impassive, inscrutable universe. Died: 3 August 1924

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

(No Available Copies)

Search Books:

Create a Want

If you know the book but cannot find it on AbeBooks, we can automatically search for it on your behalf as new inventory is added. If it is added to AbeBooks by one of our member booksellers, we will notify you!

Create a Want

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781534942141: Almayer's Folly

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1534942149 ISBN 13:  9781534942141
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishi..., 2016

9781297877759: Almayer's Folly

Sagwan..., 2015

9781530494347: Almayer's Folly

Create..., 2016

9780543902689: Almayer's Folly

Adaman..., 2000

9781532936425: Almayer’s Folly

Create..., 2016