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The War of the End of the World

(1984)
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Deep within the remote backlands of nineteenth-century Brazil lies Canudos, home to all the damned of the earth: prostitutes, bandits, beggars, and every kind of outcast. It is a place where history and civilization have been wiped away. There is no money, no taxation, no marriage, no census. Canudos is a cauldron for the revolutionary spirit in its purest form, a state with all the potential for a true, libertarian paradise--and one the Brazilian government is determined to crush at any cost.

In perhaps his most ambitious and tragic novel, Mario Vargas Llosa tells his own version of the real story of Canudos, inhabiting characters on both sides of the massive, cataclysmic battle between the society and government troops. The resulting novel is a fable of Latin American revolutionary history, an unforgettable story of passion, violence, and the devastation that follows from fanaticism.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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September 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: The War of the End of the World
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-374-28652-3 / 978-0-374-28652-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
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August 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: The War of the End of the World
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-374-28651-5 / 978-0-374-28651-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The War of the End of the World
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-571-28863-4 / 978-0-571-28863-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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July 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The War of the End of the World
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-312-42798-0 / 978-0-312-42798-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: The War of the End of the World
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-571-13961-2 / 978-0-571-13961-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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February 1997 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The War of the End of the World
Author(s): Helen Lane, Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-14-026260-1 / 978-0-14-026260-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: The War of the End of the World
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-380-69987-7 / 978-0-380-69987-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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Kindle Editions

November 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The War of the End of the World
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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March 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The War of the End of the World: A Novel
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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