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The Time of the Hero

Mario Vargas Llosa

The Time of the Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa is ‘a work of undeniable power and skill’ (Sunday Telegraph) set in a military academy in Lima, focusing on a group of cadets whose pranks set of a cycle of betrayal, murder and revenge which jeopardizes the entire military hierarchy.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571173204
Date Published
23.01.1995
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Summary

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 jeopardizes the entire military hierarchy.

‘A work of undeniable power and skill.’ Sunday Telegraph

MarioVargas Llosa

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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