Nostromo: a tale of the seaboard

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One of the greatest political novels in any language, Nostromo reenacts the establishment of modern capitalism in a remote South American province locked between the Andes and the Pacific. In Sulaco, a harbor town in the imaginary South American republic of Costaguana, a vivid cast of characters is caught up in a civil war to decide whether its fabulously wealthy silver mine, funded by American money but owned by a third-generation English immigrant, can be preserved from the hands of venal politicians. Greed and corruption seep into the lives of everyone, and Nostromo, the principled foreman of the mine, is tested to the limit.
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display_description First published in 1904, "Nostromo" is widely considered one of Joseph Conrad's best works. Set in the fictitious mining town of Sulaco, a port city in the imaginary South American country of Costaguana, it is the story of Senr̳ Gould, an English expatriate who owns the silver-mining concession in the country. When the country becomes engulfed in increasing violence and chaos, Senr̳ Gould charges Nostromo, his trusted head longshoreman, with the duty of hiding his silver so that it does not fall into the hands of his political enemies. Nostromo is highly respected by his fellow citizens and is viewed as being incorruptible, so he is a natural choice for such a serious task. Nostromo succeeds in hiding the silver, but his good deed does not bring him the favor and respect that he feels is his due and his bitterness morphs into greed. Even the perfect and pure Nostromo cannot resist the power of the silver and it is his eventual undoing. Set against the lush landscape and turbulent politics of South America, "Nostromo" is a Conrad's masterful tale of the power of money, its ability to corrupt, and the destruction it leaves behind. This edition includes a biographical afterword.
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subject_facet Adventure fiction, Electronic books, Latin America -- Fiction, Latin America -- Social conditions -- Fiction, Political fiction, Revolutions -- Fiction, Revolutions -- Latin America -- Fiction, Sailors -- Fiction, Sailors -- Latin America -- Fiction, Sea stories
title_display Nostromo : a tale of the seaboard
title_full Nostromo : a Tale of the Seaboard [electronic resource] Conrad, Joseph., Nostromo : a tale of the seaboard / Joseph Conrad ; edited with an introduction and notes by Véronique Pauly, Nostromo : a tale of the seaboard [electronic resource] / Joseph Conrad, Nostromo : a tale of the seaboard [electronic resource] Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924.
title_short Nostromo :
title_sub a tale of the seaboard
topic_facet Electronic books, Political fiction, Revolutions, Sailors, Sea stories, Social conditions