Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard

Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard

by Joseph Conrad
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Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad

Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard is a novel of great political and psychological importance in modern literature. Set in the fictional South American nation of Costaguana – a land wracked by war and revolution – Conrad paints a mesmerizing portrait of man’s vulnerability to greed and corruption. Through a unique narrative style and vivid characterization, Conrad delves into an account of human frailty with an ironic twist; it is a story without heroes.

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BN ID: 2940021584432
Publisher: New York Harper
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 960 KB

About the Author

Joseph Conrad (1857–1924), born to Polish parents in a region of the Russian Empire that is now part of Ukraine, was orphaned at eleven years old and joined the French merchant marine at sixteen. He sailed to the West Indies, Australia, and Borneo, and spent six months captaining a steamer on the Congo River, an experience that inspired his best-known work, Heart of Darkness. One of the great prose stylists, he wrote all of his novels—including the masterworks Lord Jim, Nostromo, and The Secret Agent—in English, his third language.

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!