Set in Malaya, the story charts the decline of a Dutch merchant after a 25-year struggle against overwhelming odds. Though married to a bitter and hateful Malayan wife, Almayer refuses to accept the financial ruin he has precipitated. Instead he dreams of fantastic wealth and a return to the civilization of his youth.
Original title: Almayer's Folly
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Wild Frontiers And Exotic Lands