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Captain Pantoja and the Special Service

Mario Vargas Llosa

Captain Pantoja and the Special Service by Mario Vargas Llosa – the Nobel Prize-winning Peruvian writer – is a delightful farce from the author of The Feast of the Goat and The Discreet Hero.

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571148189
Date Published
22.06.1987
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Summary

In this delightful farce, the prim and proper Captain Pantoja is sent to Peru’s Amazon frontier on a secret Army mission – he must find females for the amorous recruits. Yet complications arise as word of his achievements starts to spread, and he finds himself battling against his wife, religious zealots and the Army that gave him the mission in the first place.

Through a wonderfully comic montage of letters, military documents, radio broadcasts, dream sequences and dialogue, Mario Vargas Llosa’s Captain Pantoja and the Special Service combines political satire with humour, morality with uproarious sexuality.

Critic Reviews

In the star-studded world of the Latin American novel, Mario Vargas Llosa is a supernova.

Raymond Sokolov, The Wall Street Journal
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Mario Vargas Llosa was born in Peru in 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.

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