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Under the Volcano - by Malcolm Lowry (Paperback)

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  • "Lowry's masterpiece. . . has a claim to being regarded as one of the ten most consequential works of fiction produced in [the twentieth] century.
  • Author(s): Malcolm Lowry
  • 448 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Literary

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About the Book



Originally published: J.B. Lippincott, 1947. 1st Perennial Classics ed. published 2000.



Book Synopsis



"Lowry's masterpiece. . . has a claim to being regarded as one of the ten most consequential works of fiction produced in [the twentieth] century." -- Los Angeles Times

Under the Volcano remains one of literature's most powerful and lyrical statements on the human condition, and a brilliant portrayal of one man's constant struggle against the elemental forces that threaten to destroy him.

Geoffrey Firmin, a former British consul, has come to Quauhnahuac, Mexico. His debilitating malaise is drinking, an activity that has overshadowed his life. On the most fateful day of the consul's life--the Day of the Dead--his wife, Yvonne, arrives in Quauhnahuac, inspired by a vision of life together away from Mexico and the circumstances that have driven their relationship to the brink of collapse. She is determined to rescue Firmin and their failing marriage, but her mission is further complicated by the presence of Hugh, the consul's half brother, and Jacques, a childhood friend. The events of this one significant day unfold against an unforgettable backdrop of a Mexico at once magical and diabolical.



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Geoffrey Firmin, a former British consul, has come to Quauhnahuac, Mexico. His debilitating malaise is drinking, an activity that has overshadowed his life. On the most fateful day of the consul's life--the Day of the Dead, 1938--his wife, Yvonne, arrives in Quauhnahuac, inspired by a vision of life together away from Mexico and the circumstances that have driven their relationship to the brink of collapse. She is determined to rescue Firmin and their failing marriage, but her mission is further complicated by the presence of Hugh, the consul's half brother, and Jacques, a childhood friend. The events of this one significant day unfold against an unforgettable backdrop of a Mexico at once magical and diabolical.

Under the Volcano remains one of literature's most powerful and lyrical statements on the human condition, and a brilliant portrayal of one man's constant struggle against the elemental forces that threaten to destroy him.



Review Quotes




"One of the towering novels of this century." -- New York Times

"[Lowry's] masterpiece. . . has a claim to being regarded as one of the ten most consequential works of fiction produced in this century. . . . It reflects the special genius of Lowry, a writer with a poet's command of the language and a novelist's capacity to translate autobiographical details into a universal statement." -- Alfred Kazin


Dimensions (Overall): 7.92 Inches (H) x 5.32 Inches (W) x 1.09 Inches (D)
Weight: .74 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 448
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Format: Paperback
Author: Malcolm Lowry
Language: English
Street Date: April 10, 2007
TCIN: 11458675
UPC: 9780061120152
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-1295
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.09 inches length x 5.32 inches width x 7.92 inches height
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