Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
(Dover Thrift Editions)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See Reader Rating

Synopsis

A gripping tale of capitalist exploitation and rebellion, set amid the mist-shrouded mountains of a fictional South American republic, employs flashbacks and glimpses of the future to depict the lure of silver and its effects on men. Conrad's deep moral consciousness and masterful narrative technique are at their best in this, one of his greatest works.
 

About Joseph Conrad

See more books from this 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.
 
Published November 1, 2000 by Modern Library. 420 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, History, Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Crime, War, Romance. Fiction

Reader Rating for Nostromo
82%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 75 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review