Chapter 8: Nahuijs 1868: Preface
Access the preface here. Read it carefully first. There is no need to print it out. We do not need to analyze it sentence by sentence, only pick out the main ideas.
First, consider the opening paragraph. Nahuijs immediately highlights the book’s political significance and the storm it caused in Holland when it appeared there some years earlier.
Consider next the English-language novel Nahuijs compares Max Havelaar to. This too is a book with a message.
Finally, consider the closing paragraph, where the translator explains why he reckons the book ought to be available to English readers.
Now go to the Question below.