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Nostromo Summary
Joseph Conrad

Everything you need to understand or teach Nostromo by Joseph Conrad.

  • Nostromo Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Nostromo Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Nostromo Summary

Plot Summary

Nostromo, or Our Man, is an Italian sailor whose personal charm and organizational powers make him the cherished pet of the aristocracy of a fictional Central American country called Costaguana. After risking his life repeatedly, Nostromo comes to realize that he is just a pawn in the political and personal struggles of this fictional land. His plans for revenge parallel the so-called democratic movement of the richest province of Costaguana to become an independent nation ruled by the same aristocratic elite that has used Nostromo for their own gain.

Sulaco is a port city in the fictional country of Costaguana. Costaguana has had a turbulent history, including long stretches of tyranny and dictatorship. President Ribiera is elected to a five-year term and secures a lot of foreign investment for the country. Because Sulaco is the industrial center of Costaguana, the aristocracy of the area supports Ribiera and his...

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Study Pack

The Nostromo Study Pack contains about 49 pages of study material in 8 products, including:

Nostromo Study Guide

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Nostromo Lesson Plans contain 112 pages of teaching material, including:

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