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Product Details

  • Series: Hesperus Modern Voices
  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Hesperus Press; Tra edition (June 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843914069
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843914068
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 0.6 x 7.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,609,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One of Malraux’s most exotic novels, The Way of Kings is a perfect companion to Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.

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Since its U.S. launch in 2003, Hesperus Press has enjoyed a growing reputation for its inspired selection of short classic works. Written by illustrious authors, and often unjustly neglected or simply little known in the English-speaking world, these works have been made accessible via a completely fresh editorial approach and new translations. Now, in addition to the Hesperus Classics, Hesperus Press is introducing a new series: Modern Voices. Drawing from the very best of 20th-century literature, Modern Voices will retain the exceptional quality of the Hesperus Classics, with a new series look that reflects the more modern nature of the list. Among the first authors will be Carlo Levi, Katherine Mansfield, and Graham Greene, and Hesperus has already secured prominent contemporary writers like Anita Desai, William Boyd, and Colum McCann to introduce the books—again retaining one of the key successes of the Hesperus Classics. Finally,! 2005 heralds the launch of the Hesperus Contemporary series, opening with The Nightingale Papers, the fiction debut of prize-winning biographer David Nokes.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Donovan, Editor/Sr. Reviewer on April 20, 2006
Format: Paperback
Andre Malraux's THE WAY OF THE KINGS provides an excellent piece of classic literature in telling of two who decide to embark on an expedition into Cambodia. A young Frenchman seeks adventure and fortune while the veteran Dutch explorer seeks to recapture his former pride: together they face danger and uncommon revelations.
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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Joel Goldentyer on July 5, 2007
Format: Paperback
The only reason to read this book is to complete your tour through Malraux. Just look at the author photo and you'll know all about the sort of bombastic, turgid existential nonsense that fills its pages.
How the author of the foreword could describe the novel as a "fierce critique of colonialism" is truly baffling. The southeast asians are so thoroughly dehumanized that most readers will think of Conrad. Malraux, though, has nothing like Conrad's control of narrative.
One thought: The novel concludes with a kind of extended death scene, a meditation on last moments more characteristic, ironically, of the cultural wisdom found in the traditions that its heroes are vandalizing.
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