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The Time of the Hero has been acclaimed by critics around the world as one of the outstanding Spanish novels of recent decades. In the author's native Peru, this powerful social satire so outraged the authorities that a thousand copies were publicly burned. The novel is set in Leoncio Prado Military Academy in Lima, where a group of cadets attempt to break out of the vicious round of sadistic ragging, military discipline, confinement and boredom. But their pranks set off a cycle of betrayal, murder and revenge which ...

The Time of the Hero 1995, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571173204


Mass-market paperback

The Time of the Hero 1986, Macmillan Education Australia, South Yarra

ISBN-13: 9780330292863

New edition

Mass-market paperback