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El Zarco, the Bandit

£8.99

Product description

This folio book, other than a few slight faded patches from age, is in perfect condition. This novel is about historical Mexico and is beautifully illustrated by Zelma Blakely. The cover is a lovely bright orange and has a detailed illustration on the front cover and spine in black and gold. The gold writing on the spine of the book has started to slightly rub away due to wear and tear but the book is still presented beautifully. There is a name written on the inside of the book but this is the only mark by a pen. All pages are in fantastic condition and has been well looked after. This book is one of the earliest Latin American novels written by an Indian. Zarco the Blue-eyed Bandit is essential reading for readers interested in Mexican history, banditry, and the Indian question.

Zarco tells the story of an honourable and courageous Indian blacksmith who falls in love with a haughty village girl, only to have her elope with the cold-blooded bandit, “Zarco Blue Eyes.” Based on major and minor real-life historical characters and incidents, the novel’s romantic narrative is accompanied by scenes of stark violence and vigilantism, as private citizens take the law into their hands to pursue and exterminate roaming bands of criminals that are terrorising rural Mexico. Full of colour, drama, and historical detail.

Item details

Author(s):
Ignacio Manuel Altamirano
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
Folio Society, London
Title:
El Zarco, the Bandit

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About this item

This folio book, other than a few slight faded patches from age, is in perfect condition. This novel is about historical Mexico and is beautifully illustrated by Zelma Blakely. The cover is a lovely bright orange and has a detailed illustration on the front cover and spine in black and gold. The gold writing on the spine of the book has started to slightly rub away due to wear and tear but the book is still presented beautifully. There is a name written on the inside of the book but this is the only mark by a pen. All pages are in fantastic condition and has been well looked after. This book is one of the earliest Latin American novels written by an Indian. Zarco the Blue-eyed Bandit is essential reading for readers interested in Mexican history, banditry, and the Indian question.

Zarco tells the story of an honourable and courageous Indian blacksmith who falls in love with a haughty village girl, only to have her elope with the cold-blooded bandit, “Zarco Blue Eyes.” Based on major and minor real-life historical characters and incidents, the novel’s romantic narrative is accompanied by scenes of stark violence and vigilantism, as private citizens take the law into their hands to pursue and exterminate roaming bands of criminals that are terrorising rural Mexico. Full of colour, drama, and historical detail.

Author(s):
Ignacio Manuel Altamirano
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
Folio Society, London
Title:
El Zarco, the Bandit

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