IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATES

9780679413219

Nostromo

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780679413219

  • ISBN10:

    0679413219

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1992-05-01
  • Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $20.00 Save up to $1.00
  • Buy New
    $19.00

    USUALLY SHIPS IN 3-5 BUSINESS DAYS

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

Summary

"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 harbour town 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."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Brent Hayes Edwards is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Rutgers University and the author of The Practice of Diaspora

Table of Contents

The World of Joseph Conrad and Nostromop. ix
Introductionp. xiii
Nostromop. 1
Endnotesp. 445
Comments & Questionsp. 449
For Further Readingp. 453
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review