The War of the End of the World (by Mario Vargas Llosa). Publisher: Faber and Faber, 1985. First UK edition. Hardcover and dust jacket. Book, in block boards with silver titling to spine, is in good condition apart from some fading to the page edges. Spine has slight bumping at bottom. Dust jacket is in good condition, bright and unfaded, no tears or creases, unclipped. Binding tight and firm.
In perhaps his most ambitious and tragic novel, Mario Vargas Llosa tells his own version of the real story of Canudos, inhabiting characters on both sides of the massive, cataclysmic battle between the society and government troops. The resulting novel is a fable of Latin American revolutionary history, an unforgettable story of passion, violence, and the devastation that follows from fanaticism.