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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Southeast Asia,
  • Asia, Southeastern

Subjects:

  • Europeans -- Asia, Southeastern -- Fiction,
  • Trading companies -- Fiction,
  • Betrayal -- Fiction,
  • Clerks -- Fiction,
  • Lingard, Tom (Fictitious character) -- Fiction,
  • Southeast Asia -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxvii]-xxx).

StatementJoseph Conrad ; edited with an introduction by J.H. Stape ; notes by Hans van Marle.
GenreFiction.
SeriesOxford world"s classics, Oxford world"s classics (Oxford University Press)
ContributionsStape, J. H., Marle, Hans van.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6005.O4 O82 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxviii, 303 p. :
Number of Pages303
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3561526M
ISBN 100192838407
LC Control Number2002027099

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  "An Outcast of the Islands" is my second novel in the absolute sense of the word; second in conception, second in execution, second as it were in its essence. There was no hesitation, half-formed plan, vague idea, or the vaguest reverie of anything else between it and "Almayer's Folly." The only Pages:   Title: Outcast of the Islands Summary: A man occupies a position of trust with a merchant in an East Asian port. He's sacked when he's caught stealing, but he pretends to commit suicide, and a Captain he befriended agrees to take him to a secret trading post. An Outcast of the Islands is the second novel by Joseph Conrad, inspired by Conrad's experience as mate of a steamer, the Vigar. The novel details the undoing of Peter Willems, a disreputable, immoral man who, on the run from a scandal in Makassar, finds refuge in a hidden native village, only to betray his benefactors over lust for the tribal chief's daughter/5(). A Dutch clerk, fired for embezzlement and abandoned by his wife, gets a second chance at work and love in this atmospheric tale of greed and lust. Rich in evocative details, Conrad's second novel provides a cynical view of colonialism in 19th century Indonesia. It constitutes the middle volume of the Lingard Trilogy, which began with Almayer's Folly and concluded in The Rescue.