A Tale of the Seaboard

Book - 1996
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Set in the fictional South American country of Costaguana, this story of revolution, deception, and self-betrayal centers on Nostromo, a handsome Italian sailor, who, like Costaguana, is being consumed by secret guilt and corruption.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 1996.
ISBN: 9780679602026
Branch Call Number: FIC Conra 3701ma 1
Characteristics: xxv, 630 pages


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Whereas Hesse describes a setting with great detail concisely, Conrad will do so ad nauseam.

Aug 29, 2014

i found this inexplicably long, boring, and hard to follow. what happened? did anything happen?

Jane60201 Oct 09, 2013

I read this as a class assignment. It is difficult reading but actually was pretty interesting. I liked the way Conrad was able to describe his imaginary country so vividly.


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FavouriteFiction Sep 30, 2009

Dictatorship and revolutionary violence, occur in the fictional province of Sulaco.

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