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

  • Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard.
  • Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard.

Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard.


Item Number: 95885

New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1904.

First American edition of what many consider to be the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel. In very good condition.

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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