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The Dream of the Celt

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
A subtle and enlightening novel about a neglected human rights pioneer by the Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa

In 1916, the Irish nationalist Roger Casement was hanged by the British government for treason. Casement had dedicated his extraordinary life to improving plight of oppressed peoples around the world - especially the native populations in the Belgian Congo and the Amazon - but when he dared to draw a parallel between the injustices he witnessed in African and American colonies and those committed by the British in Northern Ireland, he became involved in a cause that led to his imprisonment and execution. Ultimately, the scandals surrounding Casement's trial and eventual hanging tainted his image to such a degree that his pioneering human rights work wasn't fully reexamined until the 1960s.

Vargas Llosa, who has long been regarded as one of Latin America's most vibrant, provocative, and necessary literary voices - a fact confirmed when the Peruvian writer was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010 - brings this complex character to life as no other writer can. This masterful work, sharply translated by Edith Grossman, tackles a controversial man whose story has long been neglected, and in so doing, pushes at the boundaries of historical novel.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

June 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Dream of the Celt
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-571-27571-0 / 978-0-571-27571-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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June 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dream of the Celt: A Novel
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-374-14346-3 / 978-0-374-14346-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

July 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dream of the Celt
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-571-27575-3 / 978-0-571-27575-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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June 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dream of the Celt: A Novel
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 1-250-03332-2 / 978-1-250-03332-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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October 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dream of the Celt
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-571-27574-5 / 978-0-571-27574-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber Ome Mm
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January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dream of the Celt
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-374-53369-5 / 978-0-374-53369-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, StrauB and Giroux
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June 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dream of the Celt
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-571-27572-9 / 978-0-571-27572-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Kindle Editions

June 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dream of the Celt
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Dream of the Celt: A Novel
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA