OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard

ISBN : 9780199555918

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¥1,826
Author: 
Joseph Conrad; Jacques Berthoud; Mara Kalnins
Pages
496 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
130 x 197 mm
Pub date
Aug 2009
Series
Oxford World's Classics
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I have heard no end of tales of his strength, his audacity, his fidelity...incorruptible! It is indeed a name of honour for the Capataz of the Cargadores of Sulaco.'

One of the greatest political novels in any language, Nostromo enacts the establishment of modern capitalism in a remote South American province locked between the Andes and the Pacific. In the harbourtown of Sulaco, 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 Capataz, is tested to the limit. Conrad's evocation of the great Latin-American landscapes, the ferocity of its politics, and individuals swept up in imperial ambitions has never been bettered. This edition offers new insights into Conrad's masterpiece.

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About the author: 

Jacques Berthoud has edited four Conrad novels, including Lord Jim for OWC. He is the author of Joseph Conrad, the Major Phase (1978), and of numerous essays on Elizabethan drama, Laurence Sterne, W. B. Yeats and others.; Mara Kalnins is the General Editor of the Conrad editions in OWC,and the editor of Victory in the series.

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