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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 Joseph Conrad's thrilling history of a fictional South American country, its precious resources, and the men who will decide its fate The fictional country of Costaguana, loosely based on Colombia, has suffered a long string of despots more interested in lining their pockets than strengthening the nation. Discontent simmers throughout the land, but in the major port city of Sulaco, industry chugs along. Keeping the silver flowing are capable men like Nostromo, a loyal and proficient longshoreman for the shipping company that transports boatloads of the precious ore. When an unexpected military coup shakes up the country, Nostromo finds himself entrusted with hiding an untold fortune from the encroaching revolution. Nostromo must balance his loyalty to Sulaco's industrialists against the country's financial health and the intentions of the insurgents. In this intricate novel, Joseph Conrad combines politics, adventure, revenge, and revolution to illustrate how power and money can corrupt even the most righteous of men. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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subject_facet Adventure fiction, Electronic books, Latin America -- Fiction, Latin America -- Social conditions -- Fiction, Political fiction, Revolutions -- Fiction, Sailors -- 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 :
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