An Outcast of the Islands

An Outcast of the Islands Best Download || [Joseph Conrad] - An Outcast of the Islands, An Outcast of the Islands I have been called a writer of the sea of the tropics a descriptive writer and also a realist But as a matter of fact all my concern has been with the ideal value of things events and people That a

  • Title: An Outcast of the Islands
  • Author: Joseph Conrad
  • ISBN: 9780140180329
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Paperback
  • An Outcast of the Islands

    An Outcast of the Islands Best Download || [Joseph Conrad] - An Outcast of the Islands, An Outcast of the Islands I have been called a writer of the sea of the tropics a descriptive writer and also a realist But as a matter of fact all my concern has been with the ideal value of things events and people That a

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    1. Henry Avila

      What makes a man evil, or good Family, maybe friends, the environment or your own nature This is what Joseph Conrad s novel, An Outcast of the Islands, tries to find out, Peter Willems , a Dutch born, poor boy, leaves his miserable, bleak home, to seek a better , prosperous future, the Sea, will be Peter s salvation Deserting his harsh ship, in colonial Dutch East Indies, Indonesia during the late 1800 s, the British and the Dutch, compete for territory, in the area, it s the Imperialist Age, o [...]

    2. Bettie☯

      The Yahoo group is reading this soon and I always enjoy their choices view spoiler except for The Usurper shudder hide spoiler so I read alongside The ladies know that I am crap at bookclub reads so I shall fly in tandem seperate but together.Read hereFront Quote Pues el delito mayor Del hombre es haber nacito CALDERONDedication TO EDWARD LANCELOT SANDERSON Opening When he stepped off the straight and narrow path of his peculiar honesty, it was with an inward assertion of unflinching resolve to [...]

    3. Jim

      I first read this book many years ago and remember liking it somewhat This time, I read it on a long flight from Reykjavik, Iceland, to Los Angeles and loved it Joseph Conrad is one of your better Eye of God writers, and in An Outcast of the Islands, he rises to his subject of colonialism in 19th century Indonesia.Peter Willems is a clerk in a Macassar mercantile firm who is cashiered for borrowing money without permission from Hudig Company As he haunts the docks, wondering whether to put an en [...]

    4. Cheryl

      Abandoned after reading half of the book The first few chapters were good, as was the writing Then it seemed the author wanted to tell the story mainly through one character telling another character what had happened off stage , which made for alot of info dumps and confused this reader I think the author should ve just made the story into a novella, tightened up the plot, and let it play out in real time in front of the reader.

    5. Thom Swennes

      Born in Rotterdam to an impoverished family, Peter Willems escapes that life and travels to Malaysia where he jumps ship and begs asylum In later years, when he had worked himself up to a position of trust and importance, one stupid act brings his life and world tumbling down around him Willems is a man, like so many, that doesn t recognize the kismet, luck and fortune in front of him and squanders it away without even realizing it This makes the discovery of his folly even painful Seldom does [...]

    6. Lucy

      It s a perennial mystery how one can enjoy a book when there are no likeable characters and the trajectory is relentlessly downward to tragedy It can only be that Conrad is such a superb writer, with his ability to analyse and describe emotion and to reflect it in the setting The raw misery of these lives, especially of the women, seeps out of every page but you can t stop reading If this book has a flaw, then some of the speech patterns, especially of Almayer, are a little stilted just occasion [...]

    7. Ape

      Well, I have come to a conclusion me and Mr Conrad don t get on I did read Heart of Darkness all the way through I remember trying to read the Secret Agent a few years ago and not getting into it at all And I m quitting this at page 58 It is drier than the driest bone in the desert, drivels on and I really couldn t give a monkeys what happens to anyone or anything in this book.Set in Malaysia in the 1800s, there s a Dutch guy who was a raggamuffin stowaway on a British ship, if I followed it rig [...]

    8. Nick Jones

      Joseph Conrad s second novel and my favourite amongst his early work but that is partly a sentimental attachment it was the first Conrad work I read I have now read it for a third time, but as the three readings were over a period of almost 40 years I don t think I can be accused of overdoing it It lacks the integration or sharpness of Conrad s finest, later work, but it is than an apprentice work Conrad s methods and interests are all there Formally, for instance, while it doesn t change and j [...]

    9. ♥ Ibrahim ♥

      If anybody is a role model for me in writing and I can read everything he wrote and everything written about him, it would be Joseph Conrad He compels my utmost respect and huge admiration We are talking about a Polish who was taught French first and he mastered, but then later English to learn was a necessity and so he learns and masters it This was a sea man and his heroes and heroines have a lot of who he is In this book, Outcast of the Islands, the Malay Arab woman as he liked to call her, w [...]

    10. Matthew

      It is curious to think that Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling were both writing at around the same time, as they outline a view of colonialism that is entirely different from one another The only thing that they have in common is their condescending and racist attitude towards the nations that are colonised.However, while Kipling sees colonialism in a positive manner as the White Man s Burden, part of the task of civilising other races that are inferior to his own, Conrad has no such illusions F [...]

    11. Lukrezia Cosimo

      Suprised to discover that this is a kind of prequel to Almayer s Folly Almayer and several other characters from that novel play important parts For me, the most interesting character is Lingard Sometimes kind, often cruel Perhaps he enjoys his power over men Like Dickens, Conrad doesn t seem to be good at creating heroines all flashing eyes and heavy tresses.

    12. Galicius

      The plot is thick from the start There is a lot going on This early novel is not as simply told as his later ones There are the natives in their homeland, there are the White traders and fortune seekers, and there are Arab Moslems Willems, the central figure, is playing a selfish role and taking advantage of all three groups, and is especially unfair to women.This novel has a strong finish I did see the 1951 film based on this story though much embellished and changed and wish they script writer [...]

    13. Charles

      As a prequel to its predecessor, Outcast of the Islands can be read together with Almayer s Folly to form a larger saga of Lingard, Almayer, and the various denizens of Sambir Indeed, both books contain many of the same elements exotic, primitive locale a enveloping natural environment that becomes a character in the story distasteful brooding protagonists who are outcasts and or fallen men strong, scheming half caste women In Outcast of the Islands, Conrad s writing has matured greatly from his [...]

    14. David

      The narrative dragged for a bit, I ve been reading a lot of Conrad lately but the prose, the sense of isolation, the cross cultural love and lust, the tortured character of Willem Brilliant So many quotable moments, each as exquisite and uniquely Conradian as the last The old softie could have easily been the John Green of our days, with darkness and existential angst Admittedly, though, that would detract from his observations about the evils of colonialism and racism of the time period An ama [...]

    15. Bhavya Viswarajan

      There s something very Dostoyevskian about Conrad or maybe it was just me Conrad doesn t simply draw his characters He details them Their forms are not not only made visible, but are also distinct From Willems to Lingard to Aissa, everyone has a story to tell It seems surprising though that Almayer is the only one who has a separate work named after him If you ask me, every one of the characters down to Ali and Aissa s old female companion , deserve a book written on them.

    16. Lara

      Man, this was dramatic It has a very different feel to it than Heart of Darkness, which makes sense since it s an earlier work It didn t flow or hang together quite as well as Conrad s later stuff, and I kind of felt like every single character in this book was crazy, but I still enjoyed it.

    17. Marts(Thinker)

      Firstly, you can read this online from here etextbrginia toc modWillems ends up in a scandal in Makassar, betrays those who do him good, and ends up as a fugitive

    18. Chris

      No one captures Western man at the limits of civilization quite like Joseph Conrad The looming antediluvial presence of Nature, the malarial rivers, the seething hostility of the colonized, the sweat soaked ambition of Empire seeking and exploring the Heart of Darkness.

    19. Greg Clough

      Conrad s novel Outcast is a good read for those interested in colonial literature about the Malay archipelago I d choose Lord Jim if I was reading the sublime Conrad for the first time Conrad requires a bit of effort, but the pay off is well worth it.

    20. drew

      pure Conrad slow, detailed, reflective when i got done reading it i felt like i had lived it, so vivid were the memories.

    21. Bob Newman

      Wordy Melodrama Still Strikes a ChordAs has often been noted, this novel was written before Conrad s period of greatness Perhaps it doesn t measure up in psychological depth to such books as The Secret Sharer , Heart of Darkness , The Secret Agent or Lord Jim , but written by anyone else, it would elevate them into the ranks of Great Literature A scandal leads to the dismissal of a trusted agent for a Dutch trader in what is now Indonesia His Eurasian wife, with whom relations have never been cl [...]

    22. Kevin Hinman

      There are fragments of a great book in Joseph Conrad s early novel of exile and revolution The scene where Lingard, fuming with anger, finally confronts the scoundrel Willems, is a streak of excellent, punchy prose and hints at a leaner, ferocious novel than the one presented These dexterous moments, along with Conrad s pessimistic exploration of existentialism, of the cruelty and indifference of nature, imbue the work with a literary quality that elevates it above the dime novel trappings of r [...]

    23. Steve

      Published back in 1896, this is Conrad s second novel, and it s mesmerizing The titular outcast is a nasty human being who thinks himself superior as a white man, and as a man in general Things don t go well for him in his life, though, honestly, they don t go too well for any character given than a paragraph of concern in this novel There is a quote from a contemporary HG Wells review of the novel in which Conrad is said to have to learn to leave words out, but I love the attention to detail, [...]

    24. Peter Prentice

      Much like Almayer s Folly, this text thoroughly covers the effects of colonialism and isolation on the setting, although this one almost felt like a romantic novel a tragic one, but certainly unexpected The Malay jungle seemed to me like a weave of labyrinthine paths, almost beautiful in a sense Conrad delivers the meat of the story much quicker than he did in Almayer s Folly and as a result I was quite thrilled during the text, although it did slow down after the first part before picking up.

    25. Dillwynia Peter

      This is definitely an early Conrad, altho many of his favourite themes are here.The writing is a little loose the dialogue occasionally contrived, compared with his later works However, the feeling of being trapped in the tropics, and being an obvious alien outcast was obvious from the early pages.The downfall of the hero a common concept was weak as compared to say Nostromo or Lord Jim Yes, I am a Conrad fan It definitely seemed to happen way too quickly with little provocation it probably did, [...]

    26. james

      Conrad still finding his feet There are moments where Conrad channels H.P Lovecraft.Example She came up close to Lingard, with the wild and stealthy aspect of a lunatic longing to whisper out an insane secret one of those misshapen, heart rending, and ludicrous secrets one of those thoughts that, like monsters cruel, fantastic, and mournful, wander about terrible and unceasing in the night of madness A typical Conrad protagonist deeply flawed, morally ambiguous, but given to moments of selflessn [...]

    27. Terry

      Conrad writes about Willems making a minor indiscretion that causes his employer to fire him Willems meets with an old friend, Cptn Lingrad, who takes him to a remote island This time Willems indiscretion is severe, isolating him from Lingard and the only other European on the island He falls in love with a native woman and soon blames his behavior on her Theme deals with common self motivated choices Metaphors abound, as is Conrad s wont In the end, Willems lover kills him No character comes o [...]

    28. Nicholas

      This is Conrad s second novel and is very similar to Lord Jim.However its style is slightly less convoluted in the descriptive sense,but it still retains the intensity and dark turn of phrase of his later works.The emotional depth of the characters and their sufferings in a strange and savage land is profoundly portrayed and is rarely equalled,this is an excellent introduction to this author.

    29. Haythem Bastawy

      This is Conrad s Second novel and the sequel to his first, Almayer s Folly It is similar to it in structure and narrative and Conrad sounds confident and certain of his undercurrent themes of European racial superiority over everyone else.

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