Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard / Edition 1

Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard / Edition 1

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by Joseph Conrad
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1551110741

ISBN-13: 9781551110745

Pub. Date: 04/30/1997

Publisher: Broadview Press

Nostromo, first published in 1904, is arguably Conrad's greatest and most complex novel. A compelling adventure story, it is also a novel of profound psychological insight and of powerful political implications. It tells the story of a Central American state whose silver mine serves both literally and metaphorically as the source of the country's value. Written at

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Nostromo, first published in 1904, is arguably Conrad's greatest and most complex novel. A compelling adventure story, it is also a novel of profound psychological insight and of powerful political implications. It tells the story of a Central American state whose silver mine serves both literally and metaphorically as the source of the country's value. Written at the time of the development of the Panama Canal, Nostromo is set in the imaginary province of Sulaco, which secedes from the federation of Costaguana in order to protect its natural resource, the silver mine. The parallels with the 'revolution' formented in Panama by the United States in 1903 are striking; just as Panama seceded from Columbia to satisfy the material interests of the canal builders, so the secession of Sulaco serves the material interests of 'the Gould concession.' In this edition a variety of documents from the period (including material concerning American involvement in Central America in the early twentieth century, early critical notices, and family letters of Conrad's) help to set the text in context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551110745
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
04/30/1997
Series:
World's Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
596
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
A Note on the Text
Joseph Conrad: A Brief Chronology
Author’s Note

Nostromo

Appendix A: Selected Reviews

  1. Letters of Arnold Bennett (25 November 1912)
  2. Unsigned review, The Times Literary Supplement (21 October 1904)
  3. Unsigned notice, Review of Reviews (1 November 1904)
  4. Unsigned notice, Black and White (5 November 1904)
  5. Unsigned review, Daily Telegraph (9 November 1904)
  6. C.D.O. Barrie, British Weekly (10 November 1904)
  7. Unsigned review, Manchester Guardian (2 November 1904)
  8. Edward Garnett, Speaker (12 November 1904)
  9. John Buchan, Spectator (19 November 1904)
  10. Unsigned notice, Illustrated London News (26 November 1904)

Appendix B: Selected Letters

Appendix C: Documents relating to the Panama Canal Treaty of 1903

Appendix D: “Autocracy and War”

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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!