Almayer's Folly

A Story of an Eastern River
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Author(s): Joseph Conrad
Genre: Classics
Original Publish Date: Jan 22, 2013
Product Number: EB00796348
Released: Dec 04, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780486153780
Publisher: Dover Publications
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Description

The tale of a man's inability to escape his self-delusion and the tragic results that ensue, Almayer's Folly unfolds with the lush prose and keen psychological insights for which its author is renowned. Set in nineteenth-century Borneo, the novel recounts the brief rise and protracted fall of Kaspar Almayer, a Dutch merchant who has struggled for 25 years to practice his trade in the jungle. Only his daughter, Nina, brightens Almayer's embittered marriage to a Malayan, and he dreams of their triumphant return to civilization — a fantasy undermined by Almayer's own greed and prejudice. This tale of personal tragedy offers a wider perspective on the disastrous effects of colonialism, a view familiar to the author from the worldly wealth of experience he acquired in fifteen years of service as a merchant seaman. Conrad infused his first novel with many of the themes and settings that he would return to again and again in his later fiction: the clash of Western and Eastern cultures, the sovereignty of the natural world, and the consequences of cowardice and racism. A gripping and thought-provoking chronicle, Almayer's Folly abounds in the page-turning excitement that won Conrad his place among the greatest storytellers in English literature.

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Joseph Conrad
Narrator(s): Ralph Cosham
Genre: Classics
Product Number DD6690
Released: Jun 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470888220
eAudio
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Author(s): Joseph Conrad
Narrator(s): Ralph Cosham
Genre: Classics
Product Number Z100095504
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481547468
eBook
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Author(s): Joseph Conrad
Product Number EB00613000
Released: Jul 07, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443445726
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Author(s): Joseph Conrad
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00680275
Released: Jul 21, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781625589323
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Author(s): Joseph Conrad
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00677853
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Start Classics
ISBN: #9781633550780

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