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Published: 27 August 2009

496 Pages | one map


ISBN: 9780199555918

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A Tale of the Seaboard

New Edition

Joseph Conrad, Edited by Jacques Berthoud, and Mara Kalnins

Oxford World's Classics

  • Nostromo is one of the great novels of the English canon, regarded by many as the greatest political novel in English literature.
  • The last of the Conrad novels to be re-edited for OWC under the general editorship of Mara Kalnins, the text is that of the English first edition and features a new chronology and bibliography.
  • The new introduction offers new historical and interpretative perspectives.
  • Detailed explanatory notes pay special attention to the literary, political, historical, and geographical allusions and implications of the novel.
  • A new note on sources complements the introduction.
  • Map, a chronology of the narrative, a glossary of foreign terms, and an appendix reprinting the serial ending.

New to this Edition:

  • Reset text, using the English first edition
  • All-new editorial apparatus, including introduction, bibliography, chronology, explanatory notes
  • New additions include a note on Conrad's sources, a map, and a chronology of the narrative.

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