Nostromo, Vol. 0000
Nostromo, Vol. 0000   -     By: Joseph Conrad, Tony Tanner
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Edited by Cedric Watts, Nostromo is a superb evocation of exotic scenery and of a rootless mixed-race society peopled by characters ranging from the intellectual cynic Martin Decoud to 'Fussy Joe' Mitchell of the Merchant Service, from liberal idealists to fanatical clerics. At its heart is the intense moral drama of the Gold silver-mining Concession, of dictatorship and revolutionary violence, of corrosive materialism and of voracious 'progress'.

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Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 1992
Dimensions: 8 3/4 X 5 3/4 X 1 3/4 (inches)
ISBN: 0679409904
ISBN-13: 9780679409908

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Joseph Conrad’s foresight and his ability to distill human adventure from complex historical circumstances were so keen that his greatest novel, Nostromo—though more than a century old—says as much about Latin America as any recent account of that region’s turbulent political life.
           
Conrad’s story is set in the fictional Costaguana, a South American republic with a troubled history of tyranny and revolution. When wealthy businessman Charles Gould decides to use his valuable silver mine to support the current dictator in hopes of achieving stability, he instead sets off a new round of chaos and warfare. Fearful that his silver will fall into the hands of invading revolutionaries, Gould entrusts Nostromo—a man of the people considered by all to be incorruptible—with the task of escaping with and hiding a boatload of ingots from the mine. Nostromo’s heroic actions save his city from revolution, but the fate of the silver becomes his dark secret, one that will destroy him.
           
Insistently dramatic in its storytelling, spectacular in its re-creation 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 impeccable intelligence.

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