'A modern tragedy on the grand scale.' Salman Rushdie The War of the End of the World is one of the great modern historical novels. Inspired by a real episode in Brazilian history, Mario Vargas Llosa tells the story of an apocalyptic movement, led by a mysterious prophet, in which prostitutes, beggars and bandits establish Canudos, a new republic, ...
'A modern tragedy on the grand scale.' Salman Rushdie The War of the End of the World is one of the great modern historical novels. Inspired by a real episode in Brazilian history, Mario Vargas Llosa tells the story of an apocalyptic movement, led by a mysterious prophet, in which prostitutes, beggars and bandits establish Canudos, a new republic, a libertarian paradise.
Good in good dust jacket. Text in English, Spanish. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 576 p. Audience: General/trade. Staining on dj, cover, back ep & top of last 30 pgs, sunning on dj & cover, owner's info in pencil on ffep, foxing, mothball-type smell if you go into the spine, else text clean, binding tight. Stated 1st printing.
Good in Good + jacket. 0374286515 568 pp. Originally written in Spanish. Translated by Helen R. Lane. Small indentation on upper edge of back cover. Owner's name written on flyleaf. Otherwise, very good condition. Some curling of dust jacket. This novel retells the story of the uprising in the Brazilian backlands that almost reversed the history of the continent. It is the story of an apocalyptic prophet and the state he created, Canudos, home to all the damned of the earth, prostitutes, bandits, beggars, and their like. [All books shipped within 24 hours, each order is packaged in a new box with bubble wrap, and always your satification is guaranteed]
Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket. First American edition, near fijne hardcover is tight and clean while showing some light bumping to portion of top page corners, in near fine lightly rubbed jacket (18.95 price present) with some toning at inner flaps.568 pages. Remains an attractive copy of this highly regarded work of fiction from the Peruvian Nobel Prize winner.
b/w Decorative Initials. Very Good + in J Very Good + jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Tall A very good+ copy in very good+ dust jacket with slight creasing to jacket spine tips; minor rubbing to cloth. , 568 pages. Historical novel, based on an actual uprising in rural Brazil at the end of the 19th century; originally pubished in Spain in 1981 under title: La Guerra del Fin del Mundo.
Brilliant and fast paced. A book of great depth despite a simple story. The scope of this epic is remarkable. I couldn't wait to get to the end to find out what happened and I was very sorry when it was over.
Jun 13, 2007
A new view of Magic Realism
Vargas characters and descriptions are really incredible. The book takes you to the story of a revolution in far Brazil, but the characther psyche and their marvelous,even magic enviroment would give you a reading you won't forget.
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