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Nostromo by Joseph Conrad

Nostromo (1904)

by Joseph Conrad

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I did not finish this book. I have thoroughly enjoyed Conrad's other novels, but after 100+ pages and no sign of a plot, I gave up. ( )
  hemlokgang | Aug 6, 2017 |
Conrad's vivid and evocative descriptions of the land, sea, and sky can be overwhelming, even when read in short sections from DailyLit.

This is his third book in a row that I've read (Outcast of the Island and Lord Jim) while working up to deal with Heart of Darkness.
It is the first one where a Conrad character leaped out to be loved and admired > GIORGIO!

The plot of Nostromo's tangents is sustained through often confusing political turmoil, even though he is often missing from most of the action.

"Negro liberals" is still a mystery...

"...ruled the country with the sombre imbecility of political fanaticism."

As is how Nostromo's character so radically changed from incorruptible to not calling the priest for his dying friend,
to his odd epiphany about loving Giselle, and, strangest of all, his desertion of Decoud. ( )
  m.belljackson | Jan 14, 2017 |
Review pending ( )
  leslie.98 | Dec 2, 2016 |
I read Nostromo for the book group at the library. I suppose it was good for me, but I didn't enjoy it. It seemed to take forever to get to the point, and then it wasn't clear to me what this book is really about. There are a multitude of characters, but no real central character to hold it together (despite the novel being named after one of them). Once I made my way past the first third of the book, it was at least readable. It would have been nice to have the multitude of Spanish terms translated. ( )
  TerriBooks | Sep 21, 2016 |
not correct cover. part read & abandoned
  jkdavies | Jun 14, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Joseph Conradprimary authorall editionscalculated
Hogarth, PaulIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lavery, JohnCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Matthis, MoaPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Petersen, HenrikTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Söderberg, StenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Seymour-Smith, MartinIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Warren, Robert PennIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In the time of Spanish rule, and for many years afterwards, the town of Sulaco—the luxuriant beauty of the orange gardens bears witness to its antiquity—had never been commercially anything more important than a coasting port with a fairly large local trade in ox-hides and indigo.
Conrad is acknowledged as one of the great writers of the twentieth century, but neither in his lifetime nor after have his works been available in authoritative texts. (General Editor's Preface)
Nostromo is Conrad's masterpiece. (Introduction)
Nostromo is the most anxiously meditated of the longer novels which belong to the period following upon the publication of the Typhoon volume of short stories. (Author's Note)
Just a mozo of the town. (Appendix)
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A novel, in which Charles Gould returns to South America determined to make a success of the inheritance left to him by his father, the San Tome mine. But his dreams are thwarted as the country is plunged into revolution.

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Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard is a novel of great political and psychological importance in modern literature. Set in the fictional South American nation of Costaguana a land wracked by war and revolution Conrad paints a mesmerizing portrait of man's vulnerability to greed and corruption. Through a unique narrative style and vivid characterization, Conrad delves into an account of human frailty with an ironic twist; it is a story without heroes.… (more)

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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141441631, 0141389443

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