1930. Ibanez, Spanish novelist and political activist, also wrote The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, which made him world famous. The book begins: The bell began to swing in the belfry of the new church, and the air of the Virgin Island seemed to awaken with sudden tremors of surprise and fear. For the first time in the history of the world that atmosphere was stirring with vibrations of metal fashioned by the hand of man! Fernando Cuevas thought he could see the tree tops of the neighboring forest come to life and move their green crests in rhythm with the brazen clangor. Monkeys and parrots, sole denizens of the age-old wilderness, began leaping and hopping from branch to branch, and then stood still listening in silent curiosity to this new voice, more powerful than any cry which living thing had uttered in that tropical paradise. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
Used availability for Vicente Blasco Ibanez's The Knight of the Virgin
April 2005 : USA Paperback