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Nostromo: Original and Unabridged - Joseph Conrad
Nostromo: Original and Unabridged
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This is the original and unabridged text of Nostromo, a Joseph Conrad classic ranked as one of the best English-language novels of the 20th century. F. Scott Fitzgerald said, "I'd rather have written Nostromo than any other novel." Nostromo is set in the fictional South American country of... show more
This is the original and unabridged text of Nostromo, a Joseph Conrad classic ranked as one of the best English-language novels of the 20th century. F. Scott Fitzgerald said, "I'd rather have written Nostromo than any other novel." Nostromo is set in the fictional South American country of Costaguana, in the port city of Sulaco. Costaguana has a long history of tyranny, revolution and warfare, but has recently experienced a period of stability under the dictator Ribiera. Charles Gould is a native Costaguanero of English descent who owns an important silver-mining concession. He is tired of the political instability in Costaguana and its concomitant corruption, and uses his wealth to support Ribiera's government, which he believes will finally bring stability to the country after years of misrule and tyranny by self-serving dictators. Instead, Gould's refurbished silver mine and the wealth it has generated inspires a new round of revolutions and self-proclaimed warlords, plunging Costaguana into chaos. Among others, the forces of the revolutionary General Montero invade Sulaco after securing the inland capital; Gould, adamant that his silver should not become spoil for his enemies, orders Nostromo, the trusted "capataz de los cargadores" (head longshoreman) of Sulaco, to take it offshore so it can be sold into international markets.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781499572780 (1499572786)
ASIN: 1499572786
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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