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Nostromo

Joseph Conrad

Señor Gould is a native Costaguanan of English descent who owns the silver-mining concession in Sulaco. He is tired of the political instability in Costaguana and its concomitant corruption, and puts his weight behind the Ribierist project, which he believes will finally bring stability to the country after years of misrule and tyranny by self-serving dictators. Instead, the silver mine and the wealth it has generated become a magnet for local warlords to fight over, plunging Costaguana into a new round of chaos. Among others, the revolutionary Montero invades Sulaco; Señor Gould, adamant that his silver should not become spoil for his enemies, entrusts it to Nostromo, the trusted "capataz de los cargadores" (head longshoreman). Nostromo is an Italian expatriate who has risen to that position through his daring exploits. ("Nostromo" is Italian for "mate" or "boatswain," as well as a contraction of nostro uomo — "our man.") He is so named by his employer, Captain Mitchell. "Nostromo's" real name is Giovanni Battista Fidanza — Fidanza meaning "trust" in archaic Italian. Nostromo is what would today be called a shameless self-publicist. He is believed by Señor Gould to be incorruptible, and for this reason is entrusted with hiding the silver from the revolutionaries. He accepts the mission not out of loyalty to Señor Gould, but rather because he sees an opportunity to increase his own fame. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Señor Gould is a native Costaguanan of English descent who owns the silver-mining concession in Sulaco. He is tired of the political instability in Costaguana and its concomitant corruption, and puts his weight behind the Ribierist project, which he believes will finally bring stability to the country after years of misrule and tyranny by self-serving dictators. Instead, the silver mine and the wealth it has generated become a magnet for local warlords to fight over, plunging Costaguana into a new round of chaos. Among others, the revolutionary Montero invades Sulaco; Señor Gould, adamant that his silver should not become spoil for his enemies, entrusts it to Nostromo, the trusted "capataz de los cargadores" (head longshoreman). Nostromo is an Italian expatriate who has risen to that position through his daring exploits. ("Nostromo" is Italian for "mate" or "boatswain," as well as a contraction of nostro uomo — "our man.") He is so named by his employer, Captain Mitchell. "Nostromo's" real name is Giovanni Battista Fidanza — Fidanza meaning "trust" in archaic Italian. Nostromo is what would today be called a shameless self-publicist. He is believed by Señor Gould to be incorruptible, and for this reason is entrusted with hiding the silver from the revolutionaries. He accepts the mission not out of loyalty to Señor Gould, but rather because he sees an opportunity to increase his own fame. (Summary from Wikipedia)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Señor Gould is a native Costaguanan of English descent who owns the silver-mining concession in Sulaco. He is tired of the political instability in Costaguana and its concomitant corruption, and puts his weight behind the Ribierist project, which he believes will finally bring stability to the country after years of misrule and tyranny by self-serving dictators. Instead, the silver mine and the wealth it has generated become a magnet for local warlords to fight over, plunging Costaguana into a new round of chaos. Among others, the revolutionary Montero invades Sulaco; Señor Gould, adamant that his silver should not become spoil for his enemies, entrusts it to Nostromo, the trusted "capataz de los cargadores" (head longshoreman). Nostromo is an Italian expatriate who has risen to that position through his daring exploits. ("Nostromo" is Italian for "mate" or "boatswain," as well as a contraction of nostro uomo — "our man.") He is so named by his employer, Captain Mitchell. "Nostromo's" real name is Giovanni Battista Fidanza — Fidanza meaning "trust" in archaic Italian. Nostromo is what would today be called a shameless self-publicist. He is believed by Señor Gould to be incorruptible, and for this reason is entrusted with hiding the silver from the revolutionaries. He accepts the mission not out of loyalty to Señor Gould, but rather because he sees an opportunity to increase his own fame. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

17h 38m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

34:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

28:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

36:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

39:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

25:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

26:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

29:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

31:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

39:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

31:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

34:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

17:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

17:38


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

20:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

25:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

26:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

26:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

21:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

26:18


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

35:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

41:37


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

36:56