Nostromo

Nostromo

A Tale of the Seaboard

Paperback - 1996
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Introduction and Notes by Robert Hampson, Royal Holloway College, University of London.

Nostromo is the only man capable of the decisive action needed to save the silver of the San Tome mine and secure independence for Sulaco, Occidental province of the Latin American state of Costaguana. Is his integrity as unassailable as everyone believes, or will his ideals, like those which have inspired the struggling state itself, buckle under economic and political pressures?

Nostromo is an extraordinary illustration of the impact of foreign commercial exploits on a young developing nation, and the problems of reconciling individual identity with a social role. Conrad peoples his imaginary Latin American state with a multi-national cast of fully-rounded characters to achieve striking realism and create a novel that he called 'my largest canvas'.

Publisher: Ware, England : Wordsworth Editions Ltd., 1996.
ISBN: 9781853261749
1853261742
Characteristics: xxviii, 388 pages ;,20 cm.

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Aug 29, 2014

i found this inexplicably long, boring, and hard to follow. what happened? did anything happen?

Jane60201 Oct 09, 2013

I read this as a class assignment. It is difficult reading but actually was pretty interesting. I liked the way Conrad was able to describe his imaginary country so vividly.

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FavouriteFiction Sep 30, 2009

Dictatorship and revolutionary violence, occur in the fictional province of Sulaco.

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