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Almayer S Folly

Author : Joseph Conrad
ISBN : 9781775414780
Genre : Fiction
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A young Dutch trader, Kaspar Almayer, marries Captain Lingard's adopted Malay daughter in the hopes of one day inheriting the captain's wealth. He moves to Borneo to run Lingard's trading post there, but while the captain is frittering away his fortune on a hopeless treasure hunt, Almayer's ventures fail, one after the other. In the hotpot of isolation, colonialism and frustrated desire, naming Almayer's true folly becomes complicated.
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Almayer S Folly

Author : Joseph Conrad
ISBN : 9783734020315
Genre : Fiction
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Almayer S Folly

Author : Joseph Conrad
ISBN : 9780486426778
Genre : Fiction
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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.
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Almayer S Folly

Author : Joseph Conrad
ISBN : 0521432057
Genre : Fiction
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This edition, first published in 1994, presents Joseph Conrad's first novel freed from seven layers of publishers' and typists' corruptions.
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Almayer S Folly

Author : Joseph Conrad
ISBN : 1840226641
Genre : Borneo
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From the rain forests of Almayer's Follyto the Mediterranean coast of The Rover, Conrad's first and final completed novels are played out against contrasting backgrounds. Almayer, in Borneo, is hopelessly obsessed by his deluded dreams for himself and his daughter, which take no account of her falling in love with a handsome Balinese prince. Peyrol, the rover, returns to a France at war and finds the actions of those around him still overborne by memories of revolutionary terror. For the orphaned Lieutenant Real and Arlette love offers release but their romance seems doomed by the demands of his naval duties.Conrad's acute understanding of human psychology and its application across racial and ideological divides is the life-force of both stories.
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A Concordance To Conrad S Almayer S Folly

Author : Sue M. Briggum
ISBN : 9781000042139
Genre : Literary Collections
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Originally published in 1978, this concordance to Conrad's Almayer’s Folly includes a verbal index and field of reference, along with some notes on why they are useful. This volume is part of an experimental series which produced verbal indexes, concordances, and related data for all of Conrad’s works.
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Almayer S Folly

Author : Joseph Conrad
ISBN : 9780486153780
Genre : Fiction
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Conrad's first novel recounts the struggles of a Dutch merchant whose dreams are undermined by his own greed and prejudice. It is the tale of a man's inability to escape his self-delusion and of the tragic results.
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Almayer S Folly

Author : Joseph Conrad
ISBN : UCAL:B3579132
Genre : Borneo
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"Two dead bodies changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I'd never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue. The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He'd been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He'd been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Millhone's name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him. Two seemingly unrelated deaths, one a murder, the other apparently of natural causes. But as Kinsey digs deeper into the mystery of the John Doe, some very strange linkages begin to emerge. And before long at least one aspect is solved as Kinsey literally finds the key to his identity. 'And just like that,' she says, 'the lid to Pandora's box flew open. It would take me another day before I understood how many imps had been freed, but for the moment, I was inordinately pleased with myself.' In this multilayered tale, the surfaces seem clear, but the underpinnings are full of betrayals, misunderstandings, and outright murderous fraud. And Kinsey, through no fault of her own, is thoroughly compromised. W is for. wanderer. worthless. wronged. W is for wasted" --
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Almayer S Folly Illustrated Edition

Author : Joseph Conrad
ISBN : PKEY:SMP2200000180209
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The first novel by Joseph Conrad, "Almayer's Folly", took him five years to complete and was critically acclaimed after being published in 1895. The protagonist of the novel is a Dutch merchant Almayer, who is obsessed with an idea of finding the treasures of a pirate Lingard buried in the Malayan jungle. He craves to build a good fortune and to return to Europe. However, his wife and his daughter Nina abandon him, while Almayer himself is destroyed by opium ... Pretty illustrations by Dmitrii Rybalko provide you with new impressions from reading this legendary story.
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Almayer S Folly By Joseph Conrad Delphi Classics Illustrated

Author : Joseph Conrad
ISBN : 9781786565181
Genre : Fiction
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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Almayer’s Folly’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Joseph Conrad’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Conrad includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Almayer’s Folly’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Conrad’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles
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Joseph Conrad

Author : Bruce E. Teets
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038626557
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Reader S Guide To Joseph Conrad

Author : Frederick R. Karl
ISBN : 0815604890
Genre : Literary Criticism
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It was not until the late 1930s - after his death - that Joseph Conrad emerged from literary neglect. Critical works on his significant contribution began to surface, many comparing him in talent to Joyce and Faulkner. Frederick R. Karl provides for readers an independent study on the Nostromo manuscript and defends Victory as one of Conrad's greatest novels.
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Conrad In The Nineteenth Century

Author : Ian Watt
ISBN : 0520044053
Genre : Literary Criticism
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New scholarship concerning the life of the British novelist augments a critical study of Conrad's early literary development that examines his work in light of nineteenth-century social ethics and such movements as Romanticism and Symbolism
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Costerus

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ISBN : UOM:39015033289573
Genre : American literature
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Essays in English and American language and literature.
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Joseph Conrad

Author : D C R A Goonetilleke
ISBN : 9781349211265
Genre : Fiction
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So Rich A Tapestry

Author : Ann Hurley
ISBN : UOM:39015034915879
Genre : Art
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This interdisciplinary collection differs from other collections of essays on literature and the visual arts in its emphasis on the image as situated in cultural, as opposed to perceptual, contexts. Broadly speaking, the writers of these sixteen essays join those who, in a variety of fields, have been taking note of the ways in which communication relies on a matrix of social or cultural norms. From this point of view, cultural setting becomes not merely interesting background but intrinsic to comprehension. The selected essays range in chronological scope from the twelfth to the twentieth centuries, organized in sections according to the nature of the "text" each had chosen to address. The essays in the first section concern themselves in some way with paintings, which serve as a means by which the authors explore other genres, such as drama, poetry, and essays. The second section has as its common elements the book as a crossroads of genres, high and low culture, thought and action, addressing questions of gender, religion, and aesthetic value. The essays of the third section collapse the inherent sister arts orientation of the first two into artifacts loosely associated with the traditional distinction between "painting" and "poetry," but more popular or less distinct than these - film, maps, bridges, furniture, architecture, computers.
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Conrad In The Public Eye

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ISBN : 9789401205825
Genre : Social Science
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This is a collection of difficult-to-find and typically early commentary on Conrad’s life and works. The selections contained shed light on Conrad’s life and works, as well as the way in which his works were promoted to the public. Selections include those by the American novelist Christopher Morley and the Irish novelist Liam O’Flaherty. Also included is a previously unpublished essay by Conrad’s friend Richard Curle. Of particular interest are the promotional materials, which are collected together for the first time and reveal how Conrad was perceived by the general reading public and how he was marketed by his publishers.
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