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Nostromo : A Tale of the Seaboard - Joseph Conrad

Nostromo

A Tale of the Seaboard

By: Joseph Conrad, Jacques Berthoud (Editor), Mara Kalnins (Editor)

Paperback Published: 25th August 2009
ISBN: 9780199555918
Number Of Pages: 512

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One of the greatest political novels in any language, Nostromo reenacts the establishment of modern capitalism in a remote South American province locked between the Andes and the Pacific. In the harbor town of Sulaco, a vivid cast of characters is caught up in a civil war to decide whether its fabulously wealthy silver mine, funded by American money but owned by a third-generation English immigrant, can be preserved from the hands of venal politicians. Greed and corruption seep into the lives of everyone, and Nostromo, the principled foreman of the mine, is tested to the limit.
Conrad's evocation of Latin America--its grand landscapes, the ferocity of its politics, and the tenacity of individuals swept up in imperial ambitions--has never been bettered. This edition features a new introduction with fresh historical and interpretative perspectives, as well as detailed explanatory notes which pay special attention to the literary, political, historical, and geographical allusions and implications of the novel. A map, a chronology of the narrative, a glossary of foreign terms, and an appendix reprinting the serial ending all complement what is sure to be the definitive edition of this classic work.

ISBN: 9780199555918
ISBN-10: 0199555915
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 25th August 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.34

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