Set in the fictional South American
country of Costaguana, Nostromo explores
the volatile politics and crippling greed
surrounding the San Tomé silver mine.
The story of power, love, revolutions,
loyalty and reward is told with richly
evocative description and brilliantly
realised characters. But Nostromo is more
than an adventure story; it is also a
profoundly dark moral fable. Its language
is as compellingly resonant as the sea
itself; the characters absorbing and
complex. It was Conrad’s masterwork, a
forerunner of Modernism, and one of the
greatest novels of the twentieth century.
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