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Java Head

By: Joseph Hergesheimer
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Java Head" by Joseph Hergesheimer is a captivating historical novel that intricately weaves together romance, family saga, and maritime adventure. Set against the backdrop of colonialism and cultural clash, Hergesheimer's multigenerational epic unfolds with rich detail and compelling narrative. In this sweeping tale, Hergesheimer explores themes of wealth, power, and forbidden love amidst the dynamic backdrop of East-West relations. As the narrative unfolds, readers are drawn into a world of intrigue and complexity, where characters navigate the complexities of their intertwined destinies. At the heart of "Java Head" lies a riveting romance that defies societal norms and expectations, intertwining the fates of characters from different backgrounds and cultures. Against the backdrop of maritime exploration and colonial expansion, the novel offers a profound exploration of human relationships and the forces that shape them. With its epic narrative and evocative prose, "Java Head" stands as a timeless testament to Hergesheimer's skill as a storyteller and his ability to capture the essence of historical periods with depth and authenticity. Rich in detail and emotional resonance, this novel is a compelling journey through love, ambition, and the clash of civilizations.

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Joseph Hergesheimer

Joseph Hergesheimer was an early twentieth-century American writer best known for his realism novels depicting decadent life among the wealthy. Hergesheimer was born February 15, 1880 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended a Quaker school and graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Hergesheimer released his debut novel, The Lay Anthony, in 1914. Three Black Pennies, published in 1917, detailed the imaginary lives of three generations of Pennsylvania ironmasters and established the author's approach of dealing with upperclass characters through a floridly descriptive manner known as "aestheticism." Hergesheimer's fame varied dramatically over his lifetime, from a high point of praise and popularity in the 1920s to near-total obscurity by the time he died. Java Head, a miscegenation story told from multiple perspectives that is widely regarded as his best novel, was a huge success, and his flamboyant, ornate, highly descriptive style (best seen in works such as the travelogue San Cristobal de la Habana) was praised for its elegance and power.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 156 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362208261
  • ISBN-13: 9789362208262
  • Item Weight: 234g
  • Dimension: 216 x 140 x 8.96mm
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Age: 13+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type: Fiction / Romance / Historical