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Overview

Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard is a novel of great political and psychological importance in modern literature. Set in the fictional South American nation of Costaguana – a land wracked by war and revolution – Conrad paints a mesmerizing portrait of man’s vulnerability to greed and corruption. Through a unique narrative style and vivid characterization, Conrad delves into an account of human frailty with an ironic twist; it is a story without heroes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141441634
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/18/2007
Series: Penguin Classics Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 217,575
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

About The Author
Joseph Conrad (originally Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) was born in the Ukraine in 1857 and grew up under Tsarist autocracy. In 1896 he settled in Kent, where he produced within fifteen years such modern classics as YouthHeart of DarknessLord JimTyphoonNostromoThe Secret Agent and Under Western Eyes. He continued to write until his death in 1924. Today Conrad is generally regarded as one of the greatest writers of fiction in English—his third language.

Date of Birth:

December 3, 1857

Date of Death:

August 3, 1924

Place of Birth:

Berdiczew, Podolia, Russia

Place of Death:

Bishopsbourne, Kent, England

Education:

Tutored in Switzerland. Self-taught in classical literature. Attended maritime school in Marseilles, France

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; General editors' preface; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Abbreviations and note on editions; Introduction; Nostromo, A Tale of the Seaboard; The texts: an essay; Apparatus; Textual notes; Appendices; Explanatory notes; Glossaries; Map.

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"I had always thought that there were books you read to entertain yourself and classic books to educate you, but with Nostromo I realised a book could be both." —-Billy Ivory, Nottingham Evening Post

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