A South American city is divided when a strange green house is built across the river. For young girls and the men of Puira, the house is a night-time pleasure oasis. For the religious and moral forces in the city, the green house is the incarnation of the Devil - an evil that must be destroyed.A South American city is divided when a strange green house is built across the river. For young girls and the men of Puira, the house is a night-time pleasure oasis. For the religious and moral forces in the city, the green house is the incarnation of the Devil - an evil that must be destroyed.Read Less
Fine in near fine jacket. SIGNED by Vargas Llosa on the title page with his initials and dated 10-11-10. A tight fine copy in a near fine dust jacket (just some very slight wear to the spinal extremities and some minor soiling to the rear panel). Now protected in a mylar cover.
Near fine in Very Good Dust Jacket. Hardcover. First American Edition. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on bookplate which is tipped in on the half-title page over a previous owner's signature. Near fine in blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Small damp stain to top edge of text block, else fine. In purple price-clipped dust jacket wth white title to spine panel. The edges of the jacket are lightly worn including a short closed tear on the front panel. 405 pages. LIT/052411.
First edition of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original green cloth. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket that shows just a touch of wear to the crown. Signed by the author on the title page. A very sharp copy. The Green House draws on Vargas Llosa's experiences growing up near a brothel in the northwestern Peruvian town of Piura. The novel, which juggles multiple plots, locations, shifting points of view, and more than 30 characters, reflects Peruvian society's vast inequalities. Critics considered it a classic "total" novel--a fusion of style, subject, and form that convinces readers that an illusory reality may be even "truer" than reality. "Mario Vargas Llosa's message seems to be that man, like the jungle, has a mysterious energy which cannot in the end be explained or subdued. His characters may be saints, villains, victims, or nothing in particular, but they break out of the pages of this magnificent novel with the stubborn uncontainability of life itself" (V.S. Pritchett, The New Statesman).
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