Nostromo

Nostromo

A Tale of the Seaboard

Book - 1974
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(Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)Conrad's foresight and his ability to pluck the human adventure from complex historical circumstances were such that his greatest novel, Nostromo -- though nearly one hundred years old -- says as much about today's Latin America as any of the finest recent accounts of that region's turbulent political life. Insistently dramatic in its storytelling, spectacular in its recreation of the subtropical landscape, this picture of an insurrectionary society and the opportunities it provides for moral corruption gleams on every page with its author's dry, undeceived, impeccable intelligence.
Publisher: London : Dent, 1974
ISBN: 9780460010382
0460010387
9780199555918
Call Number: F CONRAD J
Characteristics: xxvi, 581 p. ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Sherry, Norman

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oberosterreich99
Jan 15, 2018

Whereas Hesse describes a setting with great detail concisely, Conrad will do so ad nauseam.

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mahallett
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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