The War of the End of the World

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In nineteenth-century Brazil, just after the establishment of the Republic, an apocalyptic movement led by a mysterious prophet establishes another republic of prostitutes, bandits, and beggars, who reject every aspect of the modern state

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"A modern tragedy on the grand scale . . . As dark as spilled blood."--Salman Rushdie, "The New Republic""A vast, fantastic, thunderous novel."--"The Times" (UK)"A magnificent storyteller . . . [Vargas Llosa] gives us a cast of unforgettable characters swept up in the upheaval. . . . This is the work of a master, coming into full realization of his powers."--"The Boston Sunday Globe""His masterpiece."--Madison Smartt Bell"An extraordinary achievement. The author gives a wonderfully vivid and impartial picture of individuals and communities."--"The Guardian" (UK)

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The War of the End of the World is a classic Mario Vargas Llosa novel, based on real events in Brazilian history.

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