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An Outcast of the Islands - Joseph Conrad

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An Outcast of the Islands

by Joseph Conrad


Pues el delito mayor
Del hombre es haber nacito
CALDERON



TO
EDWARD LANCELOT SANDERSON



AUTHOR'S NOTE

"An Outcast of the Islands" is my second novel in the absolute
sense of the word; second in conception, second in execution,
second as it were in its essence.  There was no hesitation,
half-formed plan, vague idea, or the vaguest reverie of anything
else between it and "Almayer's Folly."  The only doubt I suffered
from, after the publication of "Almayer's Folly," was whether I
should write another line for print.  Those days, now grown so
dim, had their poignant moments.  Neither in my mind nor in my
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