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The dream of the Celt

Autore: Mario Vargas Llosa; Edith Grossman
Editore: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Fiction : English : 1st American edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biographical fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Persona incaricata: Roger Casement; Roger Casement
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Mario Vargas Llosa; Edith Grossman
ISBN: 9780374143466 0374143463 9780374533694 0374533695
Numero OCLC: 759175002
Note: "Originally published in Spanish in 2010 by Alfaguara Ediciones, Spain, as El sueño del Celta."
Descrizione: 358 pages ; 24 cm
Altri titoli: Sueño del Celta.
Responsabilità: 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."--Jacket.

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