Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard

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One of the greatest political novels in any language, Nostromo reenacts the establishment of modern capitalism in a remote South American province locked between the Andes and the Pacific. In Sulaco, a harbor town in the imaginary South American republic of Costaguana, a vivid cast of characters is caught up in a civil war to decide whether its fabulously wealthy silver mine, funded by American money but owned by a third-generation English immigrant, can be preserved from the hands of venal politicians. Greed and corruption seep into the lives of everyone, and Nostromo, the principled foreman of the mine, is tested to the limit.
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auth_author2 Ferguson, Antony., Pauly, Véronique
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display_description In the harbor town of Sulaco, a vivid cast of characters is caught up in a civil war to decide whether its fabulously wealthy silver mine, funded by American money but owned by a third-generation English immigrant, can be preserved from the hands of venal politicians. Greed and corruption seep into the lives of everyone, and Nostromo, the principled foreman of the mine, is tested to the limit. -- adapted from Amazon.
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subject_facet Latin America -- Fiction, Latin America -- Social conditions -- Fiction, Revolutions -- Fiction, Sailors -- Fiction
title_display Nostromo : a tale of the seaboard
title_full Nostromo : a tale of the seaboard / Joseph Conrad ; edited with an introduction and notes by Véronique Pauly, Nostromo A Tale of the Seaboard, Nostromo [electronic resource] : a tale of the seaboard / by Joseph Conrad
title_short Nostromo :
title_sub A Tale of the Seaboard
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