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The Resource An outcast of the islands, Joseph Conrad

An outcast of the islands, Joseph Conrad

Label
An outcast of the islands
Title
An outcast of the islands
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Conrad
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Joseph Conrad is an English novelist and writer of Polish origins. He spent his youth as a master mariner and sailed around the world before deciding to concentrate on writing fiction, ending up as one of England's most respected novelists. His novels, which often deal with the themes of travelling, exploration and Man's relation with nature, are much influenced by his long experience in the sea. An Outcast Of The Islands is Conrad's second novel, after Lord Jim, in which he explores human nature and the duality of dishonesty and sacrifice. It centers around the character of Peter Willems who is marooned by his companions on a Malayan island. Generally, the protagonist is presented as a wealthy and respected tradesman who chooses to engage in dishonest and immoral practices. Through betraying his benefactors, Willems eventually tarnishes his own reputation. His corruption becomes a sort of addiction that completely turns his whole life upside down. He loses almost everything, including his business and family. However, life still seems to offer him more chances to save himself. The novel is mainly characterized by its superb descriptions of natural vistas as well as its masterful language structures and diction
Member of
Cataloging source
LTP
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1857-1924
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Conrad, Joseph
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6005.O4
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Europeans
  • Southeast Asia
  • Trading companies
  • Betrayal
  • Clerks
  • Lingard, Tom (Fictitious character)
  • FICTION
  • Betrayal
  • Clerks
  • Europeans
  • Lingard, Tom (Fictitious character)
  • Trading companies
  • Southeast Asia
Target audience
adult
Label
An outcast of the islands, Joseph Conrad
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
974341127
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780007311
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11403068
Publisher number
MWT11403068
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)974341127
Label
An outcast of the islands, Joseph Conrad
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
974341127
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780007311
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11403068
Publisher number
MWT11403068
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)974341127

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