Books Like Victory by Joseph Conrad | Suggested Reading

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Although the novel comes late in Conrad's career, Victory shows many affinities with the earlier Malaysian novels, including Almayer's Folly (\ 895), An Outcast of the Islands (1896), and the brilliant and complex Lord Jim. Heyst's dream of a life of solitude on Samburan is reminiscent of Almayer's quixotic dream in Conrad's first published novel. At times, too, the romanticism of some of the description seems to recall early Malaysian stories like "The Lagoon" (1898).

The character of Schomberg appears in other Conrad stories, notably in a minor role in Lord Jim. Schomberg is also the proprietor of a small hotel in Bangkok in the story "Falk" (1903), but the malicious innkeeper has been given a much larger role in Victory. Also related to the novel are two short stories Conrad wrote during the time of the composition of Victory, "The Planter of Malata" written late in 1913, and "Because of the Dollars" (composed in...

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