Max Havelaar, Or, The Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company

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University of Massachusetts Press, 1982 - Business & Economics - 394 pages
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Review: Max Havelaar: Or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company (Max Havelaar, of De koffieveilingen der Nederlandse Handelsmaatschappij.)

User Review  - Marc L - Goodreads

If you can read just one Dutch novel, please read this one. Although it's from the mid-19th Century, it still is an impressive complaint about injustice. Highlights are the character of Droogstoppel ... Read full review

Review: Max Havelaar: Or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company (Max Havelaar, of De koffieveilingen der Nederlandse Handelsmaatschappij.)

User Review  - Susan Devy - Goodreads

I gave this book four stars because this is the book that had a great impact to my country, it was written by a dutch "Multatuli" aka. Eduart Douwes Dekker. why this book is very important ? because ... Read full review

Contents

Translators Introduction
7
Afterword
338
About the Series
387
Copyright

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About the author (1982)

Multatuli is the most important Netherlandic novelist of the nineteenth century. His best-known work is Max Havelaar (1860), which was based on his experiences as a government official in the Dutch East Indies. In it, he lambasts the colonial regime for its alleged exploitation and maltreatment of the native population. The book's documentary value is open to question, but in literary and aesthetic terms it was far ahead of its time.

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