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Almayers Folly: A Story of an Eastern River - Joseph Conrad
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[EAN: 9781406848083], Neubuch, [PU: Echo Library], JOSEPH CONRAD,CLASSICS,HISTORICAL,CRITICISM AND THEORY,PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLERS, Paperback. 124 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.3in.The well-known shrill voice startled Almayer from his dream of splendid future into the unpleasant realities of the present hour. An unpleasant voice too. He had heard it for many years, and with every year he liked it less. No matter; there would be an end to all this soon. He shuffled uneasily, but took no further notice of the call. Leaning with both his elbows on the balustrade of the verandah, he went on looking fixedly at the great river that flowedindifferent and hurriedbefore his eyes. He liked to look at it about the time of sunset; perhaps because at that time the sinking sun would spread a glowing gold tinge on the waters of the Pantai, and Almayers thoughts were often busy with gold; gold he had failed to secure; gold the others had secureddishonestly, of courseor gold he meant to secure yet, through his own honest exertions, for himself and Nina. He absorbed himself in his dream of wealth and power away from this coast where he had dwelt for so many years, forgetting the bitterness of toil and strife in the vision of a great and splendid reward. They would live in Europe, he and his daughter. They would be rich and respected. Nobody would think of her mixed blood in the presence of her great beauty and of his immense wealth. Witnessing her triumphs he would grow young again, he would forget the twenty-five years of heart-breaking struggle on this coast where he felt like a prisoner. All this was nearly within his reach. Let only Dain return! And return soon he mustin his own interest, for his own share. He was now more than a week late! Perhaps he would return to-night. Such were Almayers thoughts as, standing on the verandah of his new but already decaying housethat last failure of his lifehe looked on the broad river. There was no tinge of gold on it this evening, for it had been swollen by the rains, and rolled an angry and muddy flood under his inattentive eyes, carrying small drift-wood and big dead logs, and whole uprooted trees with branches and foliage, amongst which the water swirled and roared angrily. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN.

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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 liv..., 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.Taal: Engels; Oorspronkelijke titel: Almayer's Folly: A Story of an Eastern River; Afmetingen: 7x229x152 mm; Gewicht: 191,00 gram; Verschijningsdatum: november 2007; ISBN10: 1406848085; ISBN13: 9781406848083; , Engelstalig | Paperback | 2007, Historische romans, Literaire romans, Romans algemeen, Echo Library

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Almayer's Folly (1895) was Conrad's first novel, set in a remote Bornean outpost at the end of the last century. Conrad draws on his own experience to present the strains of life at a cultural crossroads. The Dutch trader, Almayer, is stranded in Sambir, thirty miles up a virtually unknown equatorial river. He lives among of and new cultures; his wife is Sulu (Philippino), behind him live his Arab rivals, across the river is the Malay rajah's campong, inland are the primitive Dyak Almayer's Folly (1895) was Conrad's first novel, set in a remote Bornean outpost at the end of the last century. Conrad draws on his own experience to present the strains of life at a cultural crossroads. The Dutch trader, Almayer, is stranded in Sambir, thirty miles up a virtually unknown equatorial river. He lives among of and new cultures; his wife is Sulu (Philippino), behind him live his Arab rivals, across the river is the Malay rajah's campong, inland are the primitive Dyak headhunters, and decisions taken in London and Amsterdam affect every household in the settlement. Books, Fiction~~Classics, AlmayerS-Folly~~Joseph-Conrad, 999999999, Almayer'S Folly, Joseph Conrad, 1406848085, Echo Library, , , , , Echo Library

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Almayer's Folly: A Story of an Eastern River
Auteur:

Conrad, Joseph

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Almayer's Folly: A Story of an Eastern River

ISBN:

1406848085

Almayer's Folly: A Story of an Eastern River is the first novel written by author Joseph Conrad. Taking place in the late 19th century, Almayer's Folly is about a Dutch trader by the name of Kaspar Almayer and the events which lead to his life in the Borneo jungles. Almayer's Folly is highly recommened for those who are interested in adventure novels and also those who enjoy the writings of author Joseph Conrad.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781406848083
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1406848085
Livre de poche
Date de parution: 2007
Editeur: ECHO LIB
124 Pages
Poids: 0,191 kg
Langue: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 1406848085

ISBN - Autres types d'écriture:
1-4068-4808-5, 978-1-4068-4808-3

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