The Resource Nostromo

Nostromo

Label
Nostromo
Title
Nostromo
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Conrad
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time Originally published in 1904, Nostromo is considered by many to be Conrad's supreme achievement. Set in the imaginary South American republic of Costaguana, the novel reveals the effects of unbridled greed and imperialist interests on many different lives. Although each character's potential for good is ultimately corrupted, Nostromo underscores Conrad's belief in fidelity, moral discipline, and the need for human communion. The author himself described the book as 'an intense creative effort on what I suppose will remain my largest canvas.' 'Conrad endeavored to create a great, massive, multiphase symbol that would render his total vision of the world, his sense of individual destiny, his sense of man's place in nature, his sense of history and society,' observed Robert Penn Warren. 'Nostromo is the most strikingly modern of Conrad's novels,' said V. S. Pritchett. 'It is pervaded by a profound, even morbid sense of insecurity which is the very spirit of our age.' This volume is the companion to the acclaimed multipart series aired on Masterpiece Theatre
Summary
Set in the fictional South American country of Costaguana, this story of revolution, deception, and self-betrayal centers on Nostromo, a handsome Italian sailor, who, like Costaguana, is being consumed by secret guilt and corruption
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
021251
Cataloging source
HCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1857-1924
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joseph Conrad
Dewey number
823.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Ficción / Clásicos
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a tale of the seaboard
Label
Nostromo
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004055
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780679641261
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Nostromo
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004055
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780679641261
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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