Almayer's Folly: A Story of an Eastern River by Joseph Conrad

By Joseph Conrad

Almayer's Folly, Joseph Conrad's first novel, is a story of non-public tragedy in addition to a broader meditation at the evils of colonialism.

Set within the lush jungle of Borneo within the overdue 1800s, it tells of the Dutch service provider Kaspar Almayer, whose desires of riches for his liked daughter, Nina, cave in less than the burden 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 residence 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 confirmed in Almayer's Folly the subjects of betrayal, isolation, and colonialism that he could discover through the remainder of his lifestyles and paintings.

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Some sporadic errors induced by uncial script found 77 78 See Dorandi, Laertiana 102–5. On the ‘facility’ of reading a text in uncial script up to the late-Byzantine period, see F. Ronconi, La traslitterazione dei testi greci. Una ricerca tra paleografia e filologia (Spoleto 2003) 64–6. 41 I N T RO D U C T I O N only in P,79 just like some even less frequent ones in F,80 do not constitute sufficient evidence of a plurality of transliterations of Ω written in uncial. Different errors induced by uncial script can appear in a manuscript tradition that depends on a single transliteration.

78 ἀνωφέλειαν Χ: ἀνωμαλίαν Kuehn (coll. Sext. Emp. 67 διαλαμβάνει Χ: -βάνεται Bailey: -βάνομεν Aldobrandini: συμβαίνει Usener. Knoepfler has demonstrated that, unlike that of Ω, Φ’s descent from Χ was not direct, but passed through two lost 33 I N T RO D U C T I O N links: a transliterated apograph of Χ, χ (c. ), and the autographon excerptoris (c. ). The indirect descent explains why the text of Φ is often inferior to that of Ω (at least in its first stage, reflected by B and P1 ). It is also probable that Φ preserved inferior readings peculiar to Χ but corrected by Ω.

An analysis of the errores coniunctivi between b, c, z, m and P71 proves that the four manuscripts descend directly or indirectly from P, and that the ancestor of this group (z) was copied from P before this MS underwent radical revision by the corrector P4, but after only slight alteration by the corrector P2. MSS c and m reproduce the same text as z. 72 69 70 71 72 Basileenses viii–ix, xvii–xviii. S. Azzarà, ‘Note su alcuni codici di Platone e Diogene Laerzio: la datazione del Laur. LXXXV 9 e il Marc.

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