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Explosion in a cathedral

Author: Alejo Carpentier; John Sturrock
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A swashbuckling tale set in the Caribbean world at the time of the French revolution, Explosion in a Cathedral focuses on Victor Hugues, a historical figure who led the naval assault to take back the island of Guadeloupe from the English at the beginning of the nineteenth century. In Carpentier's telling, this piratical figure walks into the lives of the wealthy orphans Esteban and Sofia and casts them abruptly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alejo Carpentier; John Sturrock
ISBN: 081663808X 9780816638086
OCLC Number: 45636826
Description: 351 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Siglo de las luces.
Responsibility: Alejo Carpentier ; translated by John Sturrock ; introduction by Timothy Brennan.

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"A swashbuckling tale set in the Caribbean world at the time of the French revolution, Explosion in a Cathedral focuses on Victor Hugues, a historical figure who led the naval assault to take back the island of Guadeloupe from the English at the beginning of the nineteenth century. In Carpentier's telling, this piratical figure walks into the lives of the wealthy orphans Esteban and Sofia and casts them abruptly into the midst of the immense changes sweeping the world outside their Havana mansion"--

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