1924. Ibanez, Spanish novelist and political activist, who wrote The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, which made him world famous. 35 years ago the author, in a speech on Longfellow's Excelsior, made his first appeal to the Spanish public in favor of democratic institutions. Since then, as one of the republican leaders of Spain, he has suffered both prison and exile in defense of his ideals, and now he sums up his long career as an irreconcilable opponent of the Spanish monarchy by a powerful and detailed arraignment of Alfonso XIII and his regime, published simultaneously in Spain, France, England and America. In this fierce and fiery attack Blasco Ibanez has drawn on his great powers of picturesque portrayal and forcible statement. He spares no one and plays no favorites. From Alfonso's many violations of neutrality in favor of Germany during the war, up to the present disastrous Spanish campaign in Morocco, the sinister effects of Alfonso's remorseless efforts to become absolute ruler and warlord are traced, his aiders and abettors are pointed out for public execration. The ringing climax is The King must Go! See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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July 2004 : USA Paperback