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Explosion in a Cathedral

(1963)
A novel by

 
A swashbuckling tale set in the the Caribbean world at the time of the French revolution, Explosion in a Cathedral focuses on Victor Hugues, a historical figure who led the naval assault to take back the island of Guadeloupe from the English at the beginning of the nineteenth century. In Carpentier's telling, this piratical figure walks into the lives of the wealthy orphans Esteban and Sofia and casts them abruptly into the midst of the immense changes sweeping the world outside their Havana mansion.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 1963 : UK Hardback
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Title: Explosion in a Cathedral
Author(s): Alejo Carpentier
ISBN: 0-575-00896-2 / 978-0-575-00896-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

February 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Explosion in a Cathedral
Author(s): Alejo Carpentier
ISBN: 0-8166-3808-X / 978-0-8166-3808-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
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November 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Explosion in a Cathedral
Author(s): Alejo Carpentier
ISBN: 0-7493-9147-2 / 978-0-7493-9147-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Minerva
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October 1989 : USA Paperback
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Title: Explosion in a Cathedral
Author(s): Carpentiera
ISBN: 0-374-52198-0 / 978-0-374-52198-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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December 1989 : USA Paperback
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Title: Explosion in a Cathedral
Author(s): Alejo Carpentier
ISBN: 0-06-090651-0 / 978-0-06-090651-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Noonday Press
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March 1972 : UK Paperback
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Title: Explosion in a Cathedral (Modern Classics)
Author(s): Alejo Carpentier
ISBN: 0-14-003370-X / 978-0-14-003370-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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