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Almayer"s folly a story of an eastern river [and Tales of unrest] by Joseph Conrad

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Published by J. Grant in Edinburgh .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Other titlesTales of unrest
SeriesHis Works, v. 1
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6005 O4 A7 1925
The Physical Object
Pagination208,204p.
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21256509M

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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 s, 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.4/5. Almayer's Folly, published in , is Joseph Conrad's first novel. Set in the late 19th century, it centers on the life of the Dutch trader Kaspar Almayer in the Borneo jungle and his relationship to his mixed heritage daughter Nina. Almayer's Folly is about a poor businessman who dreams of finding a hidden gold mine and becoming very wealthy. He is a white European, married to a native Malayan; they have one daughter named Nina. He fails to find the goldmine, and comes home saddened. a command, began to write Almayer’s Folly. The task was interrupted by the strangest and probably the most important of his adventures. As a child in Poland, he had stuck his finger on the centre of the map of Africa and said, “When I grow up I shall go there.”.

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 s, 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. Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Almayer's Folly, published in by T. Fisher Unwin, is Joseph Conrad 's first novel. Set in the late 19th century, it centres on the life of the Dutch trader Kaspar Almayer in the Borneo jungle and his relationship to his mixed heritage daughter Nina. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Almayer's Folly: A Story of an Eastern River by Joseph Conrad - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg.

A company of Dutch seamen christens the structure “Almayer’s Folly.” Lakamba, the native rajah, has a compound across the river from Almayer’s home. There he lives with his women, his slaves, and. LibriVox recording of Almayer's Folly, by Joseph Conrad. Read by Kristel Tretter. A European businessman and his Malayan wife have a daughter, Nina. A Malayan prince comes to do trade with the businessman and falls in love with the daughter. Feb 13,  · 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 /5(K). The novel stresses the decrepit, rundown condition of what is both literally and figuratively Almayer’s “folly.” The living area of the house is a shambles uncared for by Almayer’s estranged wife.