Nostromo is a colorful and adventurous tale set in the fictional South American country of Costaguana. In the midst of a revolution, the citizens of Costaguana live under a brutal dictatorship of Ribiera, a ruthless leader kept in power through foreigners and their dark money.
The oligarch government has become so corrupt that the citizens of Costaguana have had enough. In fear of losing his wealth, Charles Gould, the leader of a wealthy family, asks Nostromo for help in getting his vast silver fortune out of the city. Their plan goes awry, and Nostromo claims the fortune was lost at sea.
Originally published in 1904, Nostromo is considered to be Joseph Conrad's finest work for its many classic themes, including honor, duty, and the eternal war between good and evil. Although published at the beginning of the 20th century, the theme of this novel closely aligns with what many nations face in the modern world.