In "Nostromo", Conrad paints in shocking detail the insidious effects of greed and exploitation. When the silver mines of the South American republic of Costaguana are threatened by rebel forces, a brave captain, Nostromo, steps in and offers to bury the silver to ensure its safety. Conrad uses the violence of Latin American politics to focus his pessimistic vision on the tragic and brutal essence of human nature itself.
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Book Description Penguin Audio, 1996. Audio Book(Cassette). Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-200-17-3439103