This first critical edition of Almayer's Folly (1895), Conrad's first novel, is a probing presentation of the strains of life at a cultural crossroad. Almayer, a Dutch trader stranded in Sambir up a virtually unknown equatorial river, finds himself immersed in a dense world of cultures, both old and new. The introduction and notes by in this first critical edition demonstrate the novel's importance as an exploration of colonialism, and mark the initial appearance of Conrad's fictional technique and conception of human life that make him a key figure in the evolution and achievment of literary moderism.
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Set in eastern Borneo during the 1880s, Almayer's Folly recreates the conflicts of imperial Europe with the colonized East Indies. This edition, first published in 1994, presents Joseph Conrad's first novel freed from seven layers of publishers' and typists' corruptions. Complete textual and contextual histories, full annotation and two regional maps are provided.From the Publisher:
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110192816977