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An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad

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An Outcast of the Islands
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Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide
ISBN/ASIN: 1560005335

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Conrad's second novel is a tale of intrigue in an eastern setting. Peter Willems, a clerk in Macassar, granted a "second chance" at a remote river trading post, falls ever more hopelessly into traps set by himself and others. A parable of human frailty, with love and death the major players, this is a story of a man unable to understand others and fated never to possess his own soul.

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