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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“For me the time is always too long if it is marred by extortion and suppression, and every second is heavy when it is a second of misery caused by my omission, my neglect of duty, my spirit of ... Read full review

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As the late prominent indonesian author Pramoedya Ananta Toer once described in NY Times, it is indeed "the book that killed colonialism". Edward Douwes Dekker by his pen name "Multatuli" is known to ... Read full review

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Translators Introduction
7
Afterword
338
About the Series
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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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