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One of the greatest political novels in any language, Nostromo reenacts the establishment of modern capitalism in a remote South American province locked between the Andes and the Pacific. In the harbor 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 foreman of the mine, is tested to the limit.

Conrad's evocation of Latin America--its grand landscapes, the ferocity of its politics, and the tenacity of individuals swept up in imperial ambitions--has never been bettered. This edition features a new introduction with fresh historical and interpretative perspectives, as well as detailed explanatory notes which pay special attention to the literary, political, historical, and geographical allusions and implications of the novel. A map, a chronology of the narrative, a glossary of foreign terms, and an appendix reprinting the serial ending all complement what is sure to be the definitive edition of this classic work.

About the Author

Jacques Berthoud has edited four Conrad novels, including Lord Jim for OWC. He is the author of Joseph Conrad, the Major Phase, and of numerous essays on Elizabethan drama, Laurence Sterne, W. B. Yeats and others.

Mara Kalnins is the General Editor of the all Conrad editions in the Oxford World's Classics series, and the main editor of Victory.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192801548
Author:
Berthoud
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Editor:
Berthoud, Jacques
Editor:
Kalnins, Mara
Author:
Kalnins, Mara
Author:
null, Joseph
Author:
Conrad, Joseph
Author:
null, Jacques
Author:
Berthoud, Jacques
Author:
null, Mara
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Literature, English
Subject:
Sailors
Subject:
Revolutions
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Political fiction
Edition Number:
revised
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Series Volume:
A Wei-Ch'i Interpret
Publication Date:
20070806
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
one map
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
5 x 7.6 x 0.8 in 0.75 lb

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