Nostromo

Paperback | December 31, 2009

byJoseph Conrad

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Considered by many to be Conrad's masterpiece, it is a story of revolution, deception, and self-betrayal. Running throughout is the theme of man's struggle against his greatest enemy--himself. The agent of destruction is stolen silver. When revolution breaks out, Nostromo is told to remove the silver treasure, and he hides it on a desert island. Later he lets it be known that the ship carrying the silver had sunk to the bottom of the sea. From that day, he grows discreetly richer. Conrad shows how the fates of Gould, the empire builder, Nostromo, the incorruptable and vain man of the people, Decoud, the voice of skeptical intelligence, and Dr. Monygham, the outcast, are mirrored in the shining treasure that haunts them and challenges their honor.

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Considered by many to be Conrad's masterpiece, it is a story of revolution, deception, and self-betrayal. Running throughout is the theme of man's struggle against his greatest enemy--himself. The agent of destruction is stolen silver. When revolution breaks out, Nostromo is told to remove the silver treasure, and he hides it on a desert island. Later he lets it be known that the ship carrying ...

Joseph Conrad, (1857-1924) born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, was a Polish-born English novelist. Most of his works featured a nautical setting and depicted trials of the human spirit by the demands of duty and honor. Before he started writing, Conrad joined the French merchant marines and later joined the British navy. Some of his numerous works include, Heart of Darkness, The Arrow of Gold, The Secret Agent, ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:575 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:December 31, 2009Publisher:Transaction Large PrintLanguage:English

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