Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard.

"All this life, must be life, since it is so much like a dream": First Edition of Joseph Conrad's Nostromo

Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard.

CONRAD, Joseph.


Item Number: 135318

London: Harper & Brothers, 1904.

First edition of what many consider to be Conrad’s masterpiece, one of 2000 examples. Octavo, original blue cloth stamped in gilt. An excellent near fine example with light shelfwear, with the spine gilt nice and bright. A very sharp example.

A gripping tale of capitalist exploitation and rebellion, set in the fictional South American mining town of Sulaco, Conrad employs flashbacks and glimpses of the future to depict the lure of silver and its effects on men. "Nostromo" is a classic tale of the power of money, its ability to corrupt and the turmoil that this corruption can create. Conrad's deep moral consciousness and masterful narrative technique are at their best in what many consider one of his best works. Named by Modern Library as one of top 100 novels of the twentieth century.

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