By Joseph Conrad
Almayer's Folly, Joseph Conrad's first novel, is a story of non-public tragedy in addition to a broader meditation at the evils of colonialism.
Set within the lush jungle of Borneo within the past due 1800s, it tells of the Dutch service provider Kaspar Almayer, whose desires of riches for his cherished daughter, Nina, cave in less than the load of his personal greed and prejudice.
Nadine Gordimer writes in her advent, "Conrad's writing is lifelong questioning... What was once 'Almayer's Folly'? The pretentious condominium by no means lived in? His obsession with gold? His obsessive love for his daughter, whose progenitors, the Malay race, he despised? All three?"
Conrad validated in Almayer's Folly the topics of betrayal, isolation, and colonialism that he might discover during the remainder of his existence and paintings.
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He took out a heavy pigskin cigar-case and offered it to me. " "Thanks," I said. " He cut off the end of his cigar with a gold cutter he wore on one end of his watch-chain. "I like a cigar to really draw," said the count. " He lit the cigar, puffed at it, looking across the table at Brett. " "No. " "No," said the count. "You don't need a title. " "Thanks. " "I'm not joking you," the count blew a cloud of smoke. "You got the most class of anybody I ever seen. You got it. " "Nice of you," said Brett.
Probably the only person in the world that did. ' or else very careful talking around Robert. 'You must be most careful not to mention him, my dear. ' Won't it be fun, Robert? " She turned to me with that terribly bright smile. It was very satisfactory to her to have an 41 of 215 Hemingway, Ernest - The Sun Also Rises audience for this. "And where are you going to be, Robert? It's my own fault, all right. Perfectly my own fault. When I made you get rid of your little secretary on the magazine I ought to have known you'd get rid of me the same way.
I was getting glasses and a siphon. "Tight, Jake. " "That's strange. " Bill rubbed his forehead. "Remarkable thing," he said. "Don't know how it happened. " "Four days, Jake. " "Don't remember. Wrote you a post-card. " "Not so sure. " "Go on. " "Can't remember. " "Go on. " "Might remember a little," Bill said. "Remember something about a prize-fight. Enormous Vienna prize-fight. Had a nigger in it. " 58 of 215 Hemingway, Ernest - The Sun Also Rises "Wonderful nigger. Looked like Tiger Flowers, only four times as big.
Almayer's Folly: A Story of an Eastern River by Joseph Conrad