by Joseph Conrad
Publisher: New York Harper 1904
Number of pages: 654
One of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, Joseph Conrad’s Nostromo is an immensely exciting tale of love, revolution, and politics set in the mythical South American country of Costaguana during the 1890s. Ten years after his father is murdered by a brutal dictator, Englishman Charles Gould arrives in Costaguana to reopen the family silver mine. But instead of ushering in a shining era of prosperity and progress, the return of the silver engenders a new cycle of violence as Costaguana erupts in civil war, initiated by rival warlords determined to seize the mine and its riches. In desperation, Gould turns to the only man who can save the mine’s treasure—Nostromo, the incorruptible head of the local dockworkers, who protects the silver from rebel forces by taking it out to sea. But disaster strikes, burdening Nostromo with a terrible secret that forever alters the fate of everyone involved with the mine. A stunning monument to futility, Nostromo reveals how honor, idealism, and loyalty are inadequate defenses against the inexorable assault of corruption and evil.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Joseph Conrad - B. Tauchnitz
A group of revolutionaries in 19th-century London plot the destruction of the Greenwich Observatory in this 1907 masterpiece of suspense. The tale centers on a man whose double life encompasses a family circle and friendships with anarchists.
by Joseph Conrad - G. P. Putnam's Sons
A story of a steamship and her crew beset by a tempest, a masterpiece of descriptive virtuosity and moral irony. Conrad is quite simply the master of all who try to reflect the world of the sea in the mirror of the written word...
by Joseph Conrad - E. Nash & Grayson
In these tales, people are put under heavy mental stress by fatal accidents, hostile environments or insoluble doubts. Their reactions become uncontrollable. These short stories give a good picture of Joseph Conrad's themes ...
by Joseph Conrad - eBooks@Adelaide
Conrad's second novel is a tale of intrigue in an eastern setting. A parable of human frailty, with love and death the major players, this is a story of a man unable to understand others and fated never to possess his own soul.