Nostromo: a tale of the seaboard

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Nostromo , published in 1904, is one of Conrad's finest works. Nostromo - though one hundred years old - says as much about today's Latin America as any of the finest recent accounts of that region's turbulent political life. Insistently dramatic in its storytelling, spectacular in its recreation of the subtropical landscape, this picture of an insurrectionary society and the opportunities it provides for moral corruption gleams on every page with its author's dry, undeceived, impeccable intelligence. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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display_description First published in 1904, "Nostromo" is widely considered one of Joseph Conrad's best works. Set in the fictitious mining town of Sulaco, a port city in the imaginary South American country of Costaguana, it is the story of Senr̳ Gould, an English expatriate who owns the silver-mining concession in the country. When the country becomes engulfed in increasing violence and chaos, Senr̳ Gould charges Nostromo, his trusted head longshoreman, with the duty of hiding his silver so that it does not fall into the hands of his political enemies. Nostromo is highly respected by his fellow citizens and is viewed as being incorruptible, so he is a natural choice for such a serious task. Nostromo succeeds in hiding the silver, but his good deed does not bring him the favor and respect that he feels is his due and his bitterness morphs into greed. Even the perfect and pure Nostromo cannot resist the power of the silver and it is his eventual undoing. Set against the lush landscape and turbulent politics of South America, "Nostromo" is a Conrad's masterful tale of the power of money, its ability to corrupt, and the destruction it leaves behind. This edition includes a biographical afterword.
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subject_facet Adventure fiction, Adventure stories, Electronic books, Latin America -- Fiction, Political fiction, Revolutions -- Fiction, Revolutions -- Latin America -- Fiction, Sailors -- Fiction, Sailors -- Latin America -- Fiction, Sea stories
title_display Nostromo : a tale of the seaboard
title_full Nostromo : a Tale of the Seaboard [electronic resource] Conrad, Joseph., Nostromo : a tale of the seaboard / Joseph Conrad, Nostromo : a tale of the seaboard [electronic resource] / Joseph Conrad, Nostromo : a tale of the seaboard [electronic resource] Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924., Nostromo, a Tale of the Seaboard
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