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Joseph Conrad: Almayer’s Folly

May 28, 2007 David Hurley 0

Almayer marries the adopted Malay child of his patron Captain Lingard and runs his trading post in Sambir, Borneo. Almayer builds a large trading house (his “folly”) in anticipation of wealth. His marriage loveless, Almayer’s affections are invested in his beautiful daughter Nina, who, returning from her European education, elopes [Read more…]