This collection brings together Conrad's most representative stories from South-East Asia, set in Java, Borneo, Singapore and Sumatra. They portray life during a period of rapid colonial expansion when society was changing dramatically. The characters are captured in moments of confrontation, often tragic, between differing ways of life, as European culture comes into conflict with indigenous Malay traditions. Included are: "Youth: A Narrative", "Karain: A Memory", "The End of the Tether", "The Lagoon", "Because of the Dollars" and "The Secret Sharer".
Die Inhaltsangabe kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.