Notes on Conrad's Nostromo

Notes on Conrad's Nostromo

When this title was first published in 1951, it contained a biographical note of some 29 lines as part of the front matter, plus a list of suggested readings running to 20 titles. Sometime in 1967, the biography was shortened by nearly 60% and moved to the back of the book; oddly the list of recommended readings was lengthened to 26 titles.

New plates were created for this title in 1967. The new plates resulted in a decrease in the page count from 631 to 566 even though there was no substantial change to the content.

For a list of other titles where new plates resulted in a change to the page count while the content remained essentially the same, see Book Block Plate Varieties.

First copyright page text:     First Modern Library Edition

First binding style:     8

First inverse DJ number:      352

Dates in print:     1951 - 1970
                              1983 - 1986 (reissue: new bio, reading list removed)

Toledano number:     275.1


Confirmed buckram sighting?      yes

Intro author:     Robert Penn Warren

Genre:     Novel

Curriculum:     Victorians

Original language:      English

Thanks to:

Henry Toledano Darrell Johnson Dan Glaeser
Bill Hornick

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