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Nostromo

A Tale of the Seaboard

New Edition

Joseph Conrad, Edited by Jacques Berthoud, and Mara Kalnins

August 2009

ISBN: 9780199555918

496 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

In Stock

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

One of the greatest political novels in any language, Nostromo enacts the establishment of modern capitalism in a remote South American province locked between the Andes and the Pacific. This edition offers new insights into Conrad's masterpiece.

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One of the greatest political novels in any language, Nostromo enacts the establishment of modern capitalism in a remote South American province locked between the Andes and the Pacific. This edition offers new insights into Conrad's masterpiece.

  • 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.

About the Author(s)

Joseph Conrad, Edited by Jacques Berthoud, Emeritus Professor of English and Related Literature, University of York, and Mara Kalnins, Fellow in English, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

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