“Almayer’s Folly” is the first novel by an English writer of distinction Joseph Conrad (1857—1924). Its publication immediately made Conrad’s name popular in the English literary set. On the account of this novel, the critics called him “Kipling of the Malay Archipelago”. Even today, the book draws the reader’s attention due to its unexpected reversals of the plot, psychological persuasiveness, humanity, author’s deep reflections on a man’s character, eloquent dialogues, colourful descriptions of nature, and life peculiarities of the Malay Archipelago population. The novel will assuredly be interesting for a modern reader as well.