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Almayer's folly : a story of an eastern river /
edited by Floyd Eugene Eddleman and David Leon Higdon ; introduction by Ian Watt.
imprint
Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
description
lxiv, 258, [2] p. : maps
ISBN
0521432057 (hc)
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
isbn
0521432057 (hc)
catalogue key
617723
 
Includes bibliographical references (p.159-198)
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"...Almayer's Folly remains a provocative literary document, both for the psychologically compelling story it tells and the artistic story it foretells."English Literature in Transition 1880-1920
"...Almayer's Folly remains a provocative literary document, both for the psychologically compelling story it tells and the artistic story it foretells." English Literature in Transition 1880-1920
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Summaries
Description for Bookstore
Set in eastern Borneo during the 1880s, Almayer's Folly recreates the conflicts of imperial Europe with the colonized East Indies. This edition 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.
Description for Bookstore
Set in eastern Borneo during the 1880s, Almayer’s Folly recreates the conflicts of imperial Europe with the colonized East Indies. This edition 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.
Description for Library
Set in eastern Borneo during the 1880s, Almayer's Folly recreates the conflicts of imperial Europe with the colonised East Indies through Kaspar Almayer's personal tragedy: his loss both of his daughter to her native lover and his dream of finding gold. This edition 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. This is the text, established through modern textual scholarship, as Conrad would have liked it to have appeared in 1895.
Description for Library
Set in eastern Borneo during the 1880s, Almayer’s Folly recreates the conflicts of imperial Europe with the colonised East Indies through Kaspar Almayer’s personal tragedy: his loss both of his daughter to her native lover and his dream of finding gold. This edition 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. This is the text, established through modern textual scholarship, as Conrad would have liked it to have appeared in 1895.
Main Description
Lush prose and penetrating psychological insight infuse Conrad's first novel with the qualities that have made him one of the most popular and most studied writers in English literature. The novel chronicles the tragic decline of a Dutch merchant isolated in 19th-century Borneo, the machinations of his bitter Malayan wife, and the loss of his much loved daughter.
Main Description
Set in eastern Borneo during the 1880s, Almayer's Folley recreates the conflicts of imperial Europe with the colonised East Indies through Joseph Conrad's story of Kaspar Almayer's personal tragedy: his loss of both his daughter of mixed race to her native lover and his dream of finding enough gold to return to Amsterdam in triumph. The introduction gives the history of the composition over almost five years as Conrad went to the Congo, Australia, the Ukraine, Belgium, Switzerland, and France as a seaman and on holiday. The novel has suffered seven layers of unauthorised intervention by typists and publishers, as set out in the essay on the text and the apparatus. The notes explain Malay terms and historical references, and there are two regional maps. This is the text of Almayer's Folley, established through modern textual scholarship, as Conrad would have like it to have appeared in 1895.
Main Description
Set in eastern Borneo during the 1880s, Almayer’s Folley recreates the conflicts of imperial Europe with the colonised East Indies through Joseph Conrad’s story of Kaspar Almayer’s personal tragedy: his loss of both his daughter of mixed race to her native lover and his dream of finding enough gold to return to Amsterdam in triumph. The introduction gives the history of the composition over almost five years as Conrad went to the Congo, Australia, the Ukraine, Belgium, Switzerland, and France as a seaman and on holiday. The novel has suffered seven layers of unauthorised intervention by typists and publishers, as set out in the essay on the text and the apparatus. The notes explain Malay terms and historical references, and there are two regional maps. This is the text of Almayer’s Folley, established through modern textual scholarship, as Conrad would have like it to have appeared in 1895.
Main Description
Set in eastern Borneo during the 1880s, Almayer's Folly recreates the conflicts of imperial Europe with the colonized East Indies through Kaspar Almayer's personal tragedy: his loss of both his daughter to her native lover and his dream of finding gold. This edition 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. This is the text, established through modern textual scholarship, as Conrad would have liked it to have appeared in 1895.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Chronology
Abbreviations
Introduction
Almayer's Folly: A Story of an Eastern River
The texts: an essay, AlmayerG++s Folly
The authorG++s note
The Cambridge text
Apparatus
Rejected page of manuscript: Chapter 11
Notes
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