Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard (Illustrated)

Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard (Illustrated)

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by Joseph Conrad, Charles River Editors
     
 

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One of the greatest English writers of the 19th century was a Polish-born man who couldn’t even speak English fluently until he had entered adulthood. Nevertheless, Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) went on to have a well-regarded literary career that bridged Romanticism and Modernism while also covering the zenith

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*Illustrated
*Includes Table of Contents

One of the greatest English writers of the 19th century was a Polish-born man who couldn’t even speak English fluently until he had entered adulthood. Nevertheless, Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) went on to have a well-regarded literary career that bridged Romanticism and Modernism while also covering the zenith and twilight of the British empire.

Conrad used his experience within the British empire to write novels and stories that often used the sea and navy as a setting, juxtaposing the individual human spirit with the collective duty and honor of the British navy. And though it was a second-language, Conrad mastered English prose.

This edition of Conrad’s Nostromo, A Tale of the Seaboard is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with over a dozen pictures of Conrad.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013253063
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
10/30/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) grew up amid political unrest in Russian-occupied Poland. After twenty years at sea with the French and British merchant navies, he settled in England in 1894. Over the next three decades he revolutionized the English novel with books such as Typhoon, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, and especially Heart of Darkness, his best-known and most influential work.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
December 3, 1857
Date of Death:
August 3, 1924
Place of Birth:
Berdiczew, Podolia, Russia
Place of Death:
Bishopsbourne, Kent, England
Education:
Tutored in Switzerland. Self-taught in classical literature. Attended maritime school in Marseilles, France

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Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of Conrad's best novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of mangled and missing text, throughout the book, but especially in the last 20-30 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful novel set in an imaginary place in South America. I really loved it!