Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard

Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard

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Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad, Conrad, Dover Thrift Editions

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486424521
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 12/31/2002
Series: Dover Thrift Editions Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 8.28(w) x 5.28(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Joseph Conrad (originally Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) was born in the Ukraine in 1857 and grew up under Tsarist autocracy. In 1896 he settled in Kent, where he produced within fifteen years such modern classics as YouthHeart of DarknessLord JimTyphoonNostromoThe Secret Agent and Under Western Eyes. He continued to write until his death in 1924. Today Conrad is generally regarded as one of the greatest writers of fiction 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 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
just fantastic ....some of the best sentences ever written in English
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel follows in Conrad's rich style, which I love, but it bores others. If you're willing to explore Conrad's world, you'll find it realistly and beautifully complex. I particularly love the inclusion of Spanish, Italian, and French phrases. Conrad pulls you into South America. Conrad focuses on characterization, not plot, so if you're an action-lover, you'll be disappointed.