Max Havelaar (Paperback)
  • Max Havelaar (Paperback)
zoom

Max Havelaar (Paperback)

(author), (author of introduction), (translator)
£14.99
Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 27/08/1987
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Max Havelaar - a Dutch civil servant in Java - burns with an insatiable desire to end the ill treatment and oppression inflicted on the native peoples by the colonial administration. Max is an inspirational figure, but he is also a flawed idealist whose vow to protect the Javanese from cruelty ends in his own downfall. In Max Havelaar, Multatuli (the pseudonym for Eduard Douwes Dekker) vividly recreated his own experiences in Java and tellingly depicts the hypocrisy of those who gained from the corrupt coffee trade. Sending shockwaves through the Dutch nation when it was published in 1860, this damning expose of the terrible conditions in the colonies led to welfare reforms in Java and continues to inspire the fairtrade movement today. Roy Edwards's vibrant translation conveys the satirical and innovative style of Multatuli's autobiographical polemic. In his introduction, R. P. Meijer discusses the author's tempestuous life and career, the controversy the novel aroused and its unusual narrative structure.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140445169
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 258 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

You may also be interested in...

Frankenstein
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
The Woman In Black
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Added to basket
The Great Gatsby
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Hardback
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Added to basket
The Diary of a Nobody
Added to basket
A Month in the Country
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
Alone in Berlin (Slipcase Edition)
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
To Kill A Mockingbird
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.49
Paperback
The Grapes of Wrath
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Vanity Fair
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
Added to basket
Midnight's Children
Added to basket
A Christmas Carol
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.