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The War of the End of the World

The War of the End of the World

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ISBN
9780571288632
Published
21/06/2012
9780571288632
Format
Paperback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
768

About the Book

'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.

'A modern tragedy on the grand scale.' Salman RushdieThe 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.
  • Mario Vargas Llosa

    Mario Vargas-Llosa was born in Peru is 1936. He is the author of some of the last half-century's most important novels, including The War of the End of the World, The Feast of the Goat, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter and Conversation in the Cathedral. In 2010 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

“A modern tragedy on the grand scale ... As dark as spilled blood.”
- Salman Rushdie
“An extraordinary achievement.”
- Guardian

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