An Outcast of the Islands
An Outcast of the Islands  -     By: Joseph Conrad
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.00 (inches)
ISBN: 048681758X
ISBN-13: 9780486817583
Series: Dover Thrift Editions

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Peter Willems is down on his luck. The Dutch clerk has been fired for embezzlement from his job in the Indonesian port city of Makassar, and his scornful wife has abandoned him. Willems' despair lifts after an encounter with Tom Lingard, a sea captain who operates a remote trading post. Lingard hires the drifter to act as his agent, entrusting Willems with knowledge of the secret route across dangerous waters to the post. Once installed in his new position, however, Willems falls in love with the daughter of a tribal chief and is drawn into an act of betrayal that will have deadly consequences.
Rich in evocative details, Joseph Conrad's second novel offers a cynical view of colonialism in 19th century Indonesia. The atmospheric tale of greed and lust forms the middle volume of a trilogy that began with Almayer's Folly and concluded in The Rescue, illustrating many of the themes the author explored in his later works.

Author Bio

Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) was fluent from birth in French as well as his native Polish. He learned his third language, English, as an adult, and it was in English that he wrote his evocative stories and novels. Conrad drew upon his experiences in the British and French navies to portray the struggles of humanity amid the world's vast indifference.

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