The novel information the undoing of Peter Willems, a disreputable, immoral guy who, at the run from a scandal in Makassar, reveals shelter in a hidden local village, in basic terms to betray his benefactors over lust for the tribal chief's daughter. the tale positive factors Conrad's ordinary personality Tom Lingard, who additionally seems to be in Almayer's Folly (1895) and The Rescue (1920), as well as sharing different characters with these novels. it truly is thought of to be underrated as a piece of literature for plenty of. Conrad romanticizes the jungle atmosphere and its population in the same kind to his "Heart of Darkness".
This novel was once tailored into the movie Outcast of the Islands in 1951 through director Carol Reed, that includes Trevor Howard as Willems, Ralph Richardson as Lingard, Robert Morley, and Wendy Hiller.
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