Almayer's folly

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R. Bentley,
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1971 [c1895]
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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 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.
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9780837604084
9780486153780
9781625589323
9781596251243
9781781663547
9781481547468
9781681952505
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display_description The first novel of Conrad's impressive list of works, "Almayer's Folly" revolves around the Dutch trader Kaspar Almayer and his life in the Borneo jungles in the late 19th century. Spurred by his desire for riches, he marries the adopted Malayan daughter of Captain Lingard, an affluent man who then requires Almayer to run his trading post in Sambir, in the Borneo jungles. While his chances of inheriting Lingard's wealth have increased, Almayer is now trapped in a loveless marriage. This soon seems a useless commitment, however, for Lingard begins losing his fortune in a futile treasure hunt. Between his failing trading endeavors and the resentful actions of his wife, the one bright aspect of Almayer's life is his daughter Nina, who comes to create a strong conflict of interests for her father. When a Malay prince named Dain arrives in Sambir, Almayer must decide if he cares for money and self-recovery more than his aspirations for his only child. A well-crafted story full of realistic colonialism, harrowing treachery, and maddening isolation, Conrad's novel captures the tragic ambiance unique to the jungles of Borneo just as completely as the psychological struggle of a father full of greed.
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series Captain Lingard
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subject_facet Borneo -- Fiction, Conrad, Joseph, -- 1857-1924, Didactic fiction, Dutch -- Borneo -- Fiction, Dutch -- Indonesia -- Social life and customs -- Fiction, Dutch Borneo (Dutch East Indies) -- Fiction, Dutch fiction -- Borneo, Electronic books, Historical fiction, Imperialism -- Fiction, Lingard, Tom (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Trading companies -- Fiction
title_display Almayer's folly
title_full Almayer's Folly [electronic resource] Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924., Almayer's Folly [electronic resource] Conrad, Joseph., Almayer's folly Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924., Almayer's folly [electronic resource] / Joseph Conrad, Almayer's folly [electronic resource] Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924.
title_short Almayer's folly
topic_facet Conrad, Joseph, Dutch, Dutch fiction, Electronic books, Imperialism, Lingard, Tom (Fictitious character), Social life and customs, Trading companies