The War of the End of the World, Paperback Book


'A modern tragedy on the grand scale.' Salman Rushdie The War of the End of the World is one of the great modern historical novels.

Inspired by a real episode in Brazilian history, Mario Vargas Llosa tells the story of an apocalyptic movement, led by a mysterious prophet, in which prostitutes, beggars and bandits establish Canudos, a new republic, a libertarian paradise.


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