By Joseph Conrad
Almayer's Folly, Joseph Conrad's first novel, is a story of private 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 liked daughter, Nina, cave in less than the load of his personal greed and prejudice.
Nadine Gordimer writes in her creation, "Conrad's writing is lifelong questioning... What was once 'Almayer's Folly'? The pretentious condo 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 demonstrated in Almayer's Folly the topics of betrayal, isolation, and colonialism that he could discover during the remainder of his lifestyles and paintings.
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