Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 512 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 1.15 in
Published: August 28, 2007
Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0141441631
ISBN - 13: 9780141441634
About the Book
"Nostromo offers an intensely pessimistic portrayal of morally empty politicians in a fictional South American nation called Costaguana. Wracked by greed and materialism, Conrad''s characters have good intentions that give way to unchecked self-interest. It''s monumental in scope, adventurous in spirit, and crammed with surprisingly progressive details and insights.
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About the Author
Joseph Conrad is recognized as one of the 20th century's greatest English language novelists. He was born Jozef Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski on December 3, 1857, in the Polish Ukraine. His father, a writer and translator, was from Polish nobility, but political activity against Russian oppression led to his exile. Conrad was orphaned at a young age and subsequently raised by his uncle. At 17 he went to sea, an experience that shaped the bleak view of human nature which he expressed in his fiction. In such works as Lord Jim (1900), Youth (1902), and Nostromo (1904), Conrad depicts individuals thrust by circumstances beyond their control into moral and emotional dilemmas. His novel Heart of Darkness (1902), perhaps his best known and most influential work, narrates a literal journey to the center of the African jungle. This novel inspired the acclaimed motion picture Apocalypse Now. After the publication of his first novel, Almayer's Folly (1895), Conrad gave up the sea. He produced thirteen novels, two volumes of memoirs, and twenty-eight short stories. He died on August 3, 1924, in England.