About the Book: Nostromo Nostromo is Joseph Conrad's masterly tale of corruptionand politics. The nation of Costaguana is beset by dictatorship, corruptionand misrule. When Charles Gould's silver mine is threatened bysquabbling warlords and ruthless revolutionaries, he calls on thehelp of the seemingly-incorruptible Nostromo to protect hisinterests. But will Nostromo be able to succeed at this task, orwill he fall victim to his own machinations? About the Author: Joseph Conrad Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was a Polish-born English novelist andmaster mariner. Also available by the same author as part of theRupa Classics Library: Nigger of the Narcissus, Typhoon and Shadow Line.