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The dream of the Celt

Auteur : Mario Vargas Llosa; Edith Grossman
Éditeur : New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Édition/format :   Print book : Anglais : 1st American edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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"In 1916, the Irish nationalist Roger Casement was hanged by the British government for treason. Casement had dedicated his extraordinary life to improving the plight of oppressed peoples around the world--especially the native populations in the Belgian Congo and the Amazon--but when he dared to draw a parallel between the injustices he witnessed in African and American colonies and those committed by the British  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Personne nommée : Roger Casement
Format : Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Mario Vargas Llosa; Edith Grossman
ISBN : 9780374143466 0374143463 9780374533694 0374533695
Numéro OCLC : 759175002
Notes : "Originally published in Spanish in 2010 by Alfaguara Ediciones, Spain, as El sueño del Celta."
Description : 358 p. ; 24 cm.
Autres titres : Sueño del Celta.
Responsabilité : Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman.

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"In 1916, the Irish nationalist Roger Casement was hanged by the British government for treason. Casement had dedicated his extraordinary life to improving the plight of oppressed peoples around the world--especially the native populations in the Belgian Congo and the Amazon--but when he dared to draw a parallel between the injustices he witnessed in African and American colonies and those committed by the British in Northern Ireland, he became involved in a cause that led to his imprisonment and execution. Ultimately, the scandals surrounding Casement's trial and eventual hanging tainted his image to such a degree that his pioneering human rights work wasn't fully reexamined until the 1960s."--Dust jacket.

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