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Short Synopsis
One of Joseph Conrad's greatest works, Nostromo is a gripping tale of capitalist exploitation and rebellion that employs flashbacks and glimpses of the future to depict the lure of silver and its effects on men.

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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.

"I had always thought that there were books you read to entertain yourself and classic books to educate you, but with Nostromo I realised a book could be both." ---Billy Ivory, Nottingham Evening Post

"One of the greatest, if least frequently read, of 20th-century classics...epic in scope, with its large cast of characters and numerous political upheavals." ---Times Educational Supplement

Nostromo

A Tale of the Seaboard

Author Joseph Conrad

Narrated by Antony Ferguson

Publication date Feb 17, 2011

Running time 17 hrs

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