An Outcast of the Islands (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad)

An Outcast of the Islands (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad)

  • £41.99
  • Save £53

Joseph Conrad
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 4/28/2016
EAN 9781107126442, ISBN10: 1107126444

Hardcover, 522 pages, 21.8 x 14.2 x 3.6 cm
Language: English

An Outcast of the Islands (1896), Conrad's second novel, returns to the Malay world of Almayer's Folly (1895). Focusing on the collapse of Western values and morals in a colonial setting, the novel daringly portrays the power of erotic attraction and exposes the venal ambitions behind small- and large-scale political intrigues. The introduction situates the novel in Conrad's career as a writer and traces its origins and reception. The essay on the text and the apparatus explain the history of the work's composition and publication, and detail the interventions of Conrad's compositors and editors. There are notes explaining literary and historical references, a glossary of nautical terms, illustrations including pictures of early drafts, and appendixes. This edition presents the novel and its preface in forms more authoritative than any so far printed, and restores a text that has circulated in defective forms since its original publication.

General editors' preface
Abbreviations and note on editions
An Outcast of the Islands
The texts
an essay
Textual notes
Explanatory notes