Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: November 1, 2000
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0679641262
ISBN - 13: 9780679641261
From the Publisher
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best
novels of all time
Originally published in 1904, Nostromo is considered by many to be
Conrad's supreme achievement. Set in the imaginary South American
republic of Costaguana, the novel reveals the effects of unbridled
greed and imperialist interests on many different lives. Although
each character's potential for good is ultimately corrupted,
Nostromo underscores Conrad's belief in fidelity, moral discipline,
and the need for human communion. The author himself described the
book as 'an intense creative effort on what I suppose will remain
my largest canvas.'
'Conrad endeavored to create a great, massive, multiphase symbol
that would render his total vision of the world, his sense of
individual destiny, his sense of man's place in nature, his sense
of history and society,' observed Robert Penn Warren. 'Nostromo is
the most strikingly modern of Conrad's novels,' said V. S.
Pritchett. 'It is pervaded by a profound, even morbid sense of
insecurity which is the very spirit of our age.'
This volume is the companion to the acclaimed multipart series
aired on Masterpiece Theatre.