Nostromo

  • von Joseph Conrad
  • Sprecher: John Lee
  • 17 Std. 15 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch

Beschreibung

Joseph Conrad’s multilayered masterpiece tells of one nation's violent revolution and one hero's moral degeneration. Conrad convincingly invents an entire country, Costaguana, and sets it afire as warlords compete for power and a fortune in silver.
Señor Gould, adamant that his silver should not become spoil for his enemies, entrusts it to his faithful longshoreman, Nostromo, a local hero of sorts whom Señor Gould believes to be incorruptible. Nostromo accepts the mission as an opportunity to increase his own fame. But when his exploit fails to win him the rewards he had hoped for, he is consumed by a corrupting resentment.
Nostromo, relevant both as literature and as a brilliant social study, ambitiously brings to life Latin American history and the politics of an underdeveloped country.

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"I'd rather have written Conrad's Nostromo than any other novel." (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

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Nostrrromo!

About Joseph Conrad's masterpiece, enough has been said already.
About the reader of this masterpiece, John Lee, I am bound to say that he is quite a good choice, although I wish he wouldn`t try to render all the local names and conversations in a fake exotic accent: Nostrrromo, Giorrrgio, Rrrriberrro etcetera. This is childish and can get really tiresome after a while.
I shall gladly listen to him again, for his English is very good. But I shall certainly try to avoid any other exotic characters as rendered by John Lee!
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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 30.06.2010
  • Verlag: Blackstone Audio, Inc.