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Under the Volcano

(1947)
A novel by

 
 
Geoffrey Firmin, a former British consul, has come to Quauhnahuac, Mexico. Here the consul's debilitating malaise is drinking, and activity that has overshadowed his life. Under the Volcano is set during the most fateful day of the consul's life--the Day of the Dead, 1938. His wife, Yvonne, arrives in Quauhnahuac to rescue him and their failing marriage, inspired by a vision of life together away from Mexico and the circumstances that have driven their relationship to the brink of collapse. Yvonne's mission is to save the consul is further complicated by the presence of Hugh, the consul's half-brother, and Jacques, a childhood friend. The events of this one day unfold against a backdrop unforgettable for its evocation of a Mexico at once magical and diabolical.

Under the Volcano remains one of the most powerful and lyrical statements on the human condition and one man's constant struggle against the elemental forces that threaten to destroy him.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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1947 : Hardback
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Title: Under the volcano: Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Metallurgy of the European Iron Age (SMEIA) held in Mannheim, Germany, 20-22 April 2010
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ISBN: 3896468758 / 978-3896468758
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March 2001 : USA Library Binding

Title: Under the Volcano
Author(s): Malcolm Lowry
ISBN: 0-613-17574-3 / 978-0-613-17574-6 (USA edition)
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September 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: Under the Volcano
Author(s): Malcolm Lowry
ISBN: 0-06-015367-9 / 978-0-06-015367-0 (USA edition)
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September 1984 : USA Hardback

Title: Under the Volcano
Author(s): Malcolm Lowry
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July 1984 : UK Hardback
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Title: Under the Volcano
Author(s): Malcolm Lowry
ISBN: 0-224-02981-9 / 978-0-224-02981-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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January 1967 : UK Hardback
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Title: Under the Volcano
Author(s): M Lowry
ISBN: 0-224-60390-6 / 978-0-224-60390-4 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Under the Volcano
Author(s): Malcolm Lowry
ISBN: 0-06-237151-7 / 978-0-06-237151-5 (USA edition)
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August 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Penguin Modern Classics Under the Volcano
Author(s): Malcolm Lowry
ISBN: 0-14-319158-6 / 978-0-14-319158-2 (UK edition)
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February 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Under the Volcano (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Malcolm Lowry
ISBN: 0-14-118225-3 / 978-0-14-118225-4 (UK edition)
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April 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Under the Volcano: A Novel (P.S.)
Author(s): Malcolm Lowry
ISBN: 0-06-112015-4 / 978-0-06-112015-2 (USA edition)
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April 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Under the Volcano (Perennial Classic.)
Author(s): Malcolm Lowry
ISBN: 0-06-095522-8 / 978-0-06-095522-9 (USA edition)
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1994 : Canada Paperback

Title: The 1940 Under the volcano
Author(s): Malcolm Lowry
ISBN: 0-9692539-4-X / 978-0-9692539-4-5 (Canada edition)
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July 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: Under The Volcano (Picador Books)
Author(s): Malcolm Lowry
ISBN: 0-330-31317-7 / 978-0-330-31317-9 (UK edition)
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January 1981 : USA Paperback
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Title: Under the Volcano
Author(s): Malcolm Lowry
ISBN: 0-452-25595-3 / 978-0-452-25595-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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November 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: Malcolm Lowry: "Under the Volcano": A Casebook (Casebooks Series)
Author(s): Gordon Bowker
ISBN: 0-333-39575-1 / 978-0-333-39575-2 (UK edition)
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October 1985 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Under the Volcano: Also Including Letters Between Malcolm Lowry And Jonathan Cape About "Under the Volcano": Selected Letters (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Malcolm Lowry
ISBN: 0-14-008335-9 / 978-0-14-008335-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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August 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Under the Volcano
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ISBN: 0-451-02902-X / 978-0-451-02902-7 (USA edition)
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January 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Under the Volcano (Signet AE 3213)
Author(s): Malcolm Lowry
ISBN: 0-451-13213-0 / 978-0-451-13213-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: New American Library
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January 1962 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Under the Volcano (Modern Classics S.)
Author(s): Malcolm Lowry
ISBN: 0-14-001732-1 / 978-0-14-001732-8 (UK edition)
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May 1971 : USA Paperback
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ISBN: 0-452-25556-2 / 978-0-452-25556-2 (USA edition)
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March 1971 : USA Paperback
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Title: Under the Volcano
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ISBN: 0-452-25035-8 / 978-0-452-25035-2 (USA edition)
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May 1970 : USA Paperback
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Title: Under the Volcano
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ISBN: 0-452-25103-6 / 978-0-452-25103-8 (USA edition)
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1963 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Under the Volcano
Author(s): Malcolm Lowry
ISBN: 0-09-927388-8 / 978-0-09-927388-2 (UK edition)
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August 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Under The Volcano
Author(s): Malcolm Lowry
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May 2009 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Under the Volcano: A Novel (Library)
Author(s): Malcolm Lowry
ISBN: 1-4332-7501-5 / 978-1-4332-7501-2 (USA edition)
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May 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Under the Volcano
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May 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Under the Volcano: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-4332-7504-X / 978-1-4332-7504-3 (USA edition)
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May 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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ISBN: 1-4332-7505-8 / 978-1-4332-7505-0 (USA edition)
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April 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Under the Volcano: A Novel
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July 2000 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Under the Volcano
Author(s): Malcolm Lowry
ISBN: 0-7438-0019-2 / 978-0-7438-0019-8 (USA edition)
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August 1997 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Under the Volcano
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ISBN: 1-57453-160-3 / 978-1-57453-160-2 (USA edition)
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March 1988 : Canada Audio Cassette
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ISBN: 0-88646-218-5 / 978-0-88646-218-5 (Canada edition)
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May 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Under the Volcano
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June 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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July 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Under the Volcano
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February 2000 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Under the Volcano (Penguin Modern Classics)
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