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

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

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User Review  - Mindy McAdams - Goodreads

This was the last novel about Indonesia that I read before going there to live for 10 months. It's not always easy for a 21st century reader to enjoy a 19th century novel, and this one is certainly ... Read full review

Contents

Translators Introduction
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Afterword
338
About the Series
387
Copyright

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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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