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CONRAD, J.: Nostromo (Abridged)


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CONRAD, J.: Nostromo (Abridged)

Set in the fictional South American country of Costaguana, Nostromo explores the volatile politics and crippling greed surrounding the San Tomé silver mine. The story of power, love, revolutions, loyalty and reward is told with richly evocative description and brilliantly realised characters. But Nostromo is more than an adventure story; it is also a profoundly dark moral fable. Its language is as compellingly resonant as the sea itself; the characters absorbing and complex. It was Conrad’s masterwork, a forerunner of Modernism, and one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.

Disc 1

  Nostromo (Abridged)
1.   Part First – The Silver of the Mine 00:05:15
2.   Early on the morning of that day… 00:07:30
3.   All the morning Nostromo had kept his eye… 00:06:27
4.   He had come on purpose to Sulaco… 00:05:26
5.   The Minister of War then… 00:03:56
6.   At that time Nostromo had been already… 00:05:48
7.   Mrs. Gould knew the history of the San Tome mine… 00:05:41
8.   By the time he was twenty, Charles Gould… 00:05:32
9.   The latest phase in the history of the mine… 00:03:43
10.   During the last few days… 00:04:58
11.   Thus the great personage had spoken… 00:05:42
12.   Don Pepe, when 'down from the mountain'… 00:04:15
13.   The waterfall existed no longer… 00:04:15
14.   But that perhaps, could only be visible… 00:05:26
15.   He sat down. During the respectful, appreciative buzz… 00:05:26

Disc 2

  Nostromo (Abridged)
1.   Part Second – The Isabels 00:05:43
2.   Sulaco, pastoral and sleepy, with its opulent Campo… 00:07:04
3.   When the business was concluded… 00:05:07
4.   Perhaps it was in the exercise of his calling… 00:05:02
5.   At that moment young Scarfe of the railway staff emerged… 00:05:53
6.   Meantime, Antonia had risen, and, crossing the room… 00:06:07
7.   The horseman had passed below them. 00:06:12
8.   The chief magistrate, an easy - going and popular official… 00:07:34
9.   A profound stillness reigned in the Casa Gould. 00:06:13
10.   Suddenly she seemed to divine Decoud's tremendous excitement… 00:05:36
11.   Decoud finished his thought… 00:04:59
12.   Martin Decoud's favourite sister… 00:04:42
13.   He turned again to his pocket - book. 00:04:24

Disc 3

  Nostromo (Abridged)
1.   'Late at night we formed a small junta…' 00:05:36
2.   'I am not running away, you understand…' 00:07:03
3.   Nostromo slowly crossed the large kitchen. 00:07:11
4.   Downstairs in the big kitchen… 00:05:03
5.   The sea in the gulf was as black as the clouds above. 00:05:47
6.   'Shall we rest, Capataz' he proposed… 00:04:00
7.   The light of the bit of candle… 00:04:56
8.   These words were in strange contrast… 00:07:22
9.   Sotillo, as Nostromo had surmised, was in command… 00:07:14
10.   Hirsch, when ordered forward by Nostromo… 00:07:07
11.   Nostromo ceased bailing… 00:05:28
12.   Part Third – The Lighthouse 00:05:44
13.   It was not from any liking for the doctor… 00:06:05

Disc 4

  Nostromo (Abridged)
1.   Captain Mitchell, pacing the wharf… 00:06:21
2.   Captain Mitchell had just the time to glance… 00:04:08
3.   He gave orders for the prisoner to be unbound… 00:05:47
4.   Directly they were alone… 00:07:05
5.   Dr. Monygham slipped off the window - sill… 00:07:52
6.   The doctor, arriving with his sharp, jerky walk… 00:07:11
7.   The only thing that was not changed… 00:04:19
8.   During the night the expectant populace… 00:04:18
9.   The declining sun had shifted the shadows… 00:05:57
10.   At about that time, in the Intendencia of Sulaco… 00:06:47
11.   Nostromo woke up from a fourteen hours' sleep… 00:05:45
12.   He flitted along the shore like a pursued shadow… 00:04:12
13.   Dr. Monygham had received a shock. 00:04:47

Disc 5

  Nostromo (Abridged)
1.   Nostromo's heart seemed to force itself… 00:05:54
2.   The Capataz had mastered the fury… 00:06:12
3.   Distracted between doubts and hopes… 00:06:01
4.   Hirsch, with his arms tied behind his back… 00:06:35
5.   Below, the troops fell in silently… 00:05:37
6.   Nostromo's prolonged silence made the doctor uneasy. 00:05:59
7.   Nostromo had paused then began again… 00:05:16
8.   Nostromo approached the Albergo d'Italia Una. 00:06:03
9.   The next day was quiet in the morning… 00:06:23
10.   He took several puffs at his cigar… 00:07:42
11.   Nostromo had, indeed, found the lighter's boat… 00:07:37

Disc 6

  Nostromo (Abridged)
1.   The end of Don Martin Decoud… 00:05:09
2.   The sun was two hours above the horizon… 00:06:26
3.   Sulaco outstripped Nostromo's prudence… 00:06:56
4.   When uncle and niece had gone away… 00:06:14
5.   'Thanks to Nostromo,' repeated Dr. Monygham. 00:06:38
6.   Nostromo had been growing rich very slowly. 00:06:13
7.   Directly his schooner was anchored… 00:06:52
8.   He looked at her. 00:04:46
9.   She nestled close to him. 00:04:23
10.   On the day Mrs. Gould was going… 00:06:18
11.   Linda had gone straight to the tower. 00:06:22
12.   It was thus that, cloaked and monastically hooded… 00:07:30
13.   From the moment he fired at the thief… 00:04:17

Total Playing Time: 07:34:24

Conrad, Joseph

Anthony, Nigel

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA687112

Barcode: 9789626348710

Physical Release: 06/2008

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