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The way to paradise : a novel

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa; Natasha Wimmer
Publisher: New York, NY : Picador, [2003]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Flora Tristán, the illegitimate child of a wealthy Peruvian father and French mother, grows up in poverty and journeys to Peru to demand her inheritance. On her return in 1844, she makes her name as a champion of the downtrodden, touring the French countryside to recruit members for her Workers' Union. In 1891, Flora's grandson, struggling painter and stubborn visionary Paul Gauguin, abandons his wife and five  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vargas Llosa, Mario, 1936-
Way to paradise.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©2003
(DLC) 2003056379
(OCoLC)52495026
Named Person: Flora Tristan; Paul Gauguin; Paul Gauguin; Flora Tristan
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Vargas Llosa; Natasha Wimmer
ISBN: 9781429922005 1429922001
OCLC Number: 862066996
Description: 1 online resource.
Other Titles: Paraíso en la otra esquina.
Responsibility: Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Natasha Wimmer.

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Flora Tristán, the illegitimate child of a wealthy Peruvian father and French mother, grows up in poverty and journeys to Peru to demand her inheritance. On her return in 1844, she makes her name as a champion of the downtrodden, touring the French countryside to recruit members for her Workers' Union. In 1891, Flora's grandson, struggling painter and stubborn visionary Paul Gauguin, abandons his wife and five children for life in the South Seas, where his dreams of paradise are poisoned by syphilis, the stifling forces of French colonialism, and a chronic lack of funds, though he has his pick of teenage Tahitian lovers and paints some of his greatest works.

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