The Resource Almayer's folly : a story of an eastern river, Joseph Conrad ; edited by Floyd Eugene Eddleman and David Leon Higdon ; introduction by Ian Watt

Almayer's folly : a story of an eastern river, Joseph Conrad ; edited by Floyd Eugene Eddleman and David Leon Higdon ; introduction by Ian Watt

Label
Almayer's folly : a story of an eastern river
Title
Almayer's folly
Title remainder
a story of an eastern river
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Conrad ; edited by Floyd Eugene Eddleman and David Leon Higdon ; introduction by Ian Watt
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Set in a jungle village in eastern Borneo during the 1880s, Almayer's Folly recreates the many conflicts - economic, religious, racial, cultural, sexual - of imperial Europe with the colonized 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 of Conrad's first book, which was started in London in the autumn of 1889 and completed four and a half years later; the manuscript went with him to the Congo, Australia, the Ukraine, Belgium, Switzerland and France on his travels as a seaman and on holiday. During this long gestation, some of the chapters were typed twice, and later Conrad's slightly foreign English was tidied several times by publishers. The novel has suffered seven layers of unauthorized intervention, 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 The notes explain Malay terms and historical references, and there are two regional maps.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 Folly, established through modern textual scholarship, as Conrad would have liked it to have appeared in 1895
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DLC
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1857-1924
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Conrad, Joseph
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6005.O4
LC item number
A8 1994
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
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  • Eddleman, Floyd Eugene
  • Higdon, David Leon
Series statement
The Cambridge edition of the works of Joseph Conrad
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  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Dutch fiction
  • Trading companies
  • Imperialism
  • Lingard, Tom (Fictitious character)
  • Borneo
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Almayer's folly : a story of an eastern river, Joseph Conrad ; edited by Floyd Eugene Eddleman and David Leon Higdon ; introduction by Ian Watt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xliv, 258 pages
Isbn
9780521432054
Lccn
93047917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29549394
  • (OCoLC)ocm29549394
Label
Almayer's folly : a story of an eastern river, Joseph Conrad ; edited by Floyd Eugene Eddleman and David Leon Higdon ; introduction by Ian Watt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xliv, 258 pages
Isbn
9780521432054
Lccn
93047917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29549394
  • (OCoLC)ocm29549394

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