Item #14827 NOSTROMO. A Tale of the Seaboard. Joseph Conrad.

NOSTROMO. A Tale of the Seaboard.

New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1904. Original green cloth decorated in orange and black.

First American Edition of Conrad's well-known novel involving a South American silver mine, and the corruption and dishonesty fostered by its riches.

Conrad was extending his "Lord Jim" theme: that the man who slowly grows rich can be a victim of the silver, not its conqueror; that wealth is not something gained but a trap for those who relinquish, however momentarily, their sense of themselves... [Karl]

This copy is bright and near-fine (very slight rubbing at the extremities). Cagle A10b. Item #14827

Price: $495.00

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