Almayer's Folly and The Rover

Conrad, Joseph
Almayer's Folly and The Rover; Wordsworth Classics.
ISBN/Cat.No 9781840226645 UK
ISBN-10 1840226641
Title Almayer's Folly and The Rover
Series Title Wordsworth Classics
Author/Artist Conrad, Joseph
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Format Paperback; 384p.
Status In print
Publication Date 15/07/2011
Availability 24 - 48 Hours
Price £1.99£1.39
Primary Subject Fiction
Readership General/trade
Summary
This title includes an Introduction and Notes by John Lester, formerly Head of English at Havering College of Further and Higher Education. From the rain forests of Almayer's Folly to the Mediterranean coast of "The Rover", Conrad's first and final completed novels are played out against contrasting backgrounds. Almayer, in Borneo, is hopelessly obsessed by his deluded dreams for himself and his daughter, which take no account of her falling in love with a handsome Balinese prince. Peyrol, the rover, returns to a France at war and finds the actions of those around him still overborne by memories of revolutionary terror. For the orphaned Lieutenant Real and Arlette love offers release but their romance seems doomed by the demands of his naval duties. Conrad's acute understanding of human psychology and its application across racial and ideological divides is the life-force of both stories. Publication date: 15 July 2011.

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