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Nostromo (Modern Classics) [Paperback]

Joseph Conrad
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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New impression edition (Oct 1969)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140020624
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140020625
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 9.8 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 821,499 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Joseph Conrad (originally Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) was born in the Ukraine in 1857 and grew up under Tsarist autocracy. His parents, ardent Polish patriots, died when he was a child, following their exile for anti-Russian activities, and he came under the protection of his tradition-conscious uncle, Thaddeus Bobrowski, who watched over him for the next twenty-five years.

In 1874 Bobrowski conceded to his nephew's passionate desire to go to sea, and Conrad travelled to Marseilles, where he served in French merchant vessels before joining a British ship in 1878 as an apprentice.

In 1886 he obtained British nationality and his Master's certificate in the British Merchant Service. Eight years later he left the sea to devote himself to writing, publishing his first novel, Almayer's Folly, in 1895. The following year he married Jessie George and eventually settled in Kent, where he produced within fifteen years such modern classics as Youth, Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Typhoon, Nostromo, The Secret Agent and Under Western Eyes.

He continued to write until his death in 1924. Today Conrad is generally regarded as one of the greatest writers of fiction in English - his third language.

Product Description

Publisher: Penguin
Date of Publication: 1974
Binding: paperback
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Condition: Good
Description: 0140020624 ex library

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5.0 out of 5 stars a difficult read but well worth the effort 3 July 2013
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I have struggled with Nostromo, on audiobook, kindle and book form. I can say however that it is one of the best books ever: interesting and vivid characters, ambivalent narrator, narrative that jumps about leaving you to fill the gaps but keeping you alert to minute details, construction of the imaginary Costaguana better than if such a country and its map existed.
Definitely better in book-form than any of the other formats so one may easily go backwards and forwards if one needs to check something or to remind oneself of a particular situation. A book that bears re-reading.
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