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The Green House

(1965)
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Mario Vargas Llosa's classic early novel takes place in a Peruvian town, situated between desert and jungle, which is torn by boredom and lust. Don Anselmo, a stranger in a black coat, builds a brothel on the outskirts of the town while he charms its innocent people, setting in motion a chain reaction with extraordinary consequences.

This brothel, called the Green House, brings together the innocent and the corrupt: Bonificia, a young Indian girl saved by the nuns only to become a prostitute; Father Garcia, struggling for the church; and four best friends drawn to both excitement and escape.

The conflicting forces that haunt the Green House evoke a world balanced between savagery and civilization -- and one that is cursed by not being able to discern between the two.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

February 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Green House
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-06-014503-X / 978-0-06-014503-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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November 1969 : UK Hardback
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Title: Green House
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-224-61698-6 / 978-0-224-61698-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Paperback Editions

February 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Green House
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-06-073279-2 / 978-0-06-073279-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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January 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Green House
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-571-17321-7 / 978-0-571-17321-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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December 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Green House
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-374-51888-2 / 978-0-374-51888-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
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July 1973 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Green House
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-380-01233-2 / 978-0-380-01233-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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1973 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Green House
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-380-42747-8 / 978-0-380-42747-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
Availability: Amazon