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Nostromo, by Joseph Conrad, is part of the #LINK<Barnes & Noble Classics># series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
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One of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, Joseph Conrads Nostromo is an immensely exciting tale of love, revolution, and politics set in the mythical South American country of Costaguana during the 1890s.

Ten years after his father is murdered by a brutal dictator, Englishman Charles Gould arrives in Costaguana to reopen the family silver mine. But instead of ushering in a shining era of prosperity and progress, the return of the silver engenders a new cycle of violence as Costaguana erupts in civil war, initiated by rival warlords determined to seize the mine and its riches. In desperation, Gould turns to the only man who can save the mines treasure—Nostromo, the incorruptible head of the local dockworkers, who protects the silver from rebel forces by taking it out to sea. But disaster strikes, burdening Nostromo with a terrible secret that forever alters the fate of everyone involved with the mine.

A stunning monument to futility, Nostromo reveals how honor, idealism, and loyalty are inadequate defenses against the inexorable assault of corruption and evil.

Brent Edwards is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Rutgers University.  He is author of The Practice of Diaspora (Harvard University Press, 2003) and co-editor of Uptown Conservation: The New Jazz Studies (Columbia University Press, 2004).

Synopsis:

"Nostromo offers an intensely pessimistic portrayal of morally empty politicians in a fictional South American nation called Costaguana. Wracked by greed and materialism, Conrads characters have good intentions that give way to unchecked self-interest. Its monumental in scope, adventurous in spirit, and crammed with surprisingly progressive details and insights.

About the Author

Brent Edwards is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Rutgers University.  He is author of The Practice of Diaspora (Harvard University Press, 2003) and co-editor of Uptown Conservation: The New Jazz Studies (Columbia University Press, 2004).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593081935
Introduction:
Edwards, Brent Hayes
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Introduction by:
Edwards, Brent Hayes
Introduction:
Edwards, Brent Hayes
Author:
Conrad, Joseph
Author:
Edwards, Brent Hayes
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
LITERATURE - LIT CLASSICS TRD PB
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Barnes & Noble Classics
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 1.24 in

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"Synopsis" by , "Nostromo offers an intensely pessimistic portrayal of morally empty politicians in a fictional South American nation called Costaguana. Wracked by greed and materialism, Conrads characters have good intentions that give way to unchecked self-interest. Its monumental in scope, adventurous in spirit, and crammed with surprisingly progressive details and insights.
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